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    Robbery Suspect Arrested at WeHo Pride is Same Suspect who Assaulted Protester at Drag Queen Reading Hour

    A robbery suspect was arrested in West Hollywood during WeHo Pride weekend on Saturday, June 3, 2023, on Santa Monica Boulevard. West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station Captain William Moulder tells WEHO TIMES the suspect is the same individual who assaulted a protestor at Drag Queen Reading hour outside the West Hollywood library in April, 2023.

    Captain Moulder says they identified the person and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On Saturday of Pride weekend the person in question was recognized by deputies and taken into custody with minimal disruption to Pride activities.

    Videos have been circulating on social media also show a woman getting arrested, but the videos don’t tell the full story.

    The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station released a statement following the arrest:

    “On Wednesday, [April 15, 2023], a robbery occurred at the West Hollywood library. The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone. West Hollywood Station Detectives later identified the suspect as Hunter Lee Darling. On May 31, 2023, an arrest warrant for Suspect Darling was issued by a judge.

    On Saturday, June 3, 2023, deputies saw Suspect Darling during a ‘Pride Weekend’ event. West Hollywood deputies arrested Suspect Darling and booked him at West Hollywood Station for robbery, vandalism, and battery. During Suspect Darling’s arrest, Abby Nicole Thomas, a friend of Suspect Darling’s, intervened and prevented the deputies from safely completing the arrest. Abby was arrested and booked for interfering and obstructing an arrest.

    West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.”

    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Inmate Information Center, Darling has a bail of $100K and a court date of June 6, 2023.

    Editor’s note: This article was updated to reflect update the date on the statement which states the incident occurred on April 19, 2023, but Drag Queen Story Hour happened on April 15, 2023.

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    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Craig Houghton
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    4 months ago

    $100K Bail for stealing a cell phone?

    Newt
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    10 months ago

    Who even rates these articles? “Five stars” and nothing of the witnessed behavior of the police or the VIOLENTLY anti-LGBTQAI musings of the maniac who filed the report against the arrested… WOW.

    puff puff puff… lick lick lick.

    Last edited 10 months ago by Newt
    John Cleese
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    10 months ago

    One can argue as to whether the charges in the warrant are justified. Regardless, there was a felony warrant and the person named on the warrant was recognized by deputies.

    I don’t believe many people in West Hollywood want the city to be a felon sanctuary city.

    Well done, LASD.

    Last edited 10 months ago by John Cleese
    Craig Houghton
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    4 months ago

    One could argue that – but why would you have a $100K bail for the theft of a cell phone? Sounds like there might be more at play here.

    Paulo (the better one)
    Paulo (the better one)
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    10 months ago

    How convenient y’all completely don’t mention the rude, queer-phobic comments and jokes the cops were making and how the first person arrested was just telling the cops they were being disrespectful. Shame on you for taking LASD for their word and publishing it as fact when it has been well documented they lie. There’s no evidence to support either accusation by LASD about previous incidents.

    Last edited 10 months ago by Paulo (the better one)
    Chadwick Williams
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    10 months ago

    Not what happened at all. This is a pathetic puff piece for the city of West Hollywood, and you should be ashamed to call yourself a journalist. This is what happens when you only talk to the police for a story.

    Max Xavier
    Max Xavier
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    10 months ago

    They just happened to identify him AFTER being told that cops weren’t welcome at pride because of their behavior? Sure, Jan.

    F3ral
    F3ral
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    10 months ago

    Can’t believe that a website that has so much queerness going on would be so quick to lick boots.

    W. E.
    W. E.
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    10 months ago

    Wild spin ya put on that. Shameful! Pride is a protest, yet you’re in bed with the cops.

    Gina
    Gina
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    10 months ago

    Somehow this isn’t the same story that’s being told on social media. Who’s lying? You? The cops? Seriously can I get some factual information???

    Mike
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    Reply to  Gina
    10 months ago

    Ya i believe social media!!! Not the cops. Show me the facts. Or else social media is right!!

    Paulo (the better one)
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    Reply to  Mike
    10 months ago

    People who there and recorded what happened are telling a different story than LASD. You know, LASD who has been regularly been caught lying so much their last sheriff couldn’t get re-elected.

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