A man accused of a brutal beating captured in a viral video outside the SAP Center last month was arrested on suspicion of felony assault Wednesday, according to the San Jose Police Department.
The 33-year-old suspect was seen fleeing the scene while a bloodied hot dog vendor was on the ground in the video, recorded around 11:43 p.m. following a Feb. 16 concert. The vendor was hospitalized for moderate injuries following the incident, SJPD said.
The suspect was arrested Wednesday in Hayward after investigation yielded an arrest warrant. He was later released from custody after bail was posted, according to authorities.
The alleged attack outside the SAP Center was the first of two similar events in the span of three days. A man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted carjacking after he allegedly approached a vendor with a baseball bat on Feb. 18, according to SJPD. A viral video showed a man smashing the food cart with a bat and entering the vendor’s truck.
While SJPD said the two incidents were unrelated, the timing spurred a strong reaction from local politicians. In a news conference last Thursday, San Jose Councilmember Omar Torres called the events an “ongoing attack” on small businesses and food vendors.
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