VIDEO: Man Strolls In Store, Casually Beats, Robs Stranger While Eating Cheetos

Police arrested Darren Richmond for a robbery in Best Buy after picking him up on another unrelated offense.

West Hollywood, CA – A man who sucker-punched a Best Buy customer and stole his iPhone has been charged in the attack, after LAPD detectives recognized him from a separate arrest (video below).

Surveillance cameras captured the violent assault, which occurred inside the Best Buy store at approximately 7:50 p.m. on May 21, KNBC reported.

The footage showed 37-year-old Darren Richmond, as he wandered through the electronics store while snacking on a bag of Cheetos.

The video showed Richmond approached a young man from behind, as he casually browsed through items at the end of an aisle display.

Richmond then punched the customer in the right side of the head, knocking the unsuspecting man to the ground, the video showed.

The robber swooped down, snatched up the dazed customer’s iPhone, and sauntered out of the store.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Jeff Bishop said that the victim was shaken up after the incident, but that he was fortunate he wasn’t severely injured.

"People get hit, unsuspecting like that, they fall down, you could be critically injured, paralyzed or even killed if you land or fall the wrong way," Sgt. Bishop told KABC.

Police released footage and still images of the suspect in an attempt to identify him, and soon caught a break.

On May 22, Richmond was arrested on an unrelated offense, and astute LAPD detectives noticed that he bore a strong resemblance to the suspect in the Best Buy robbery, KNBC reported.

The detectives notified the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station, who compared the still images with Richmond’s booking photo, KCBS reported.

After further investigation, the agency confirmed that Richmond was the individual responsible for the attack, and charged him with suspicion of robbery.

You can see the video of the attack below:

Comments (18)
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HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

what a dumb ass

DocRyder
DocRyder

One can get away with that sort of thing where one is unlikely to meet an armed person. Try that in Texas...

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

situational awareness was definitely missing. glad the victim is ok

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - when we were discussing fights I forgot to mention the favorite tactic of black males. See video for details of the sucker punch.

Skidoo
Skidoo

It's the knockout game with perqs.

gnostic-one
gnostic-one

someone call chester cheetaw

Marxest
Marxest

What a bastard. Glad they caught him. @LEO0301, really? The favorite tactic of black males? What are the tactics of white males then? Mass murder, mass rape, genocide these are a few of the white man's favorite things.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Marxest - Um, the knock out game was a favorite pastime of blacks across the country. They even targeted old people, men and women, and some even died. If you're looking for evidence of genocide take a gander at cities like Chicago and Baltimore, where an average weekend of death and destruction is worse than in Afghanistan. If you look at the FBI statistics on rape you'll find blacks lead the way in that category as well. When you're looking at these statistics please remember blacks only represent 13% of this county's population and if you do away with black females, the vast majority of murders and crimes of violence are committed by 7% of the black race. Sad, don't you think?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Yeah, I'd much rather take a punch to the face than being shot indiscriminately. Thanks for highlighting that for me.

Pat1978
Pat1978

Kid definitely got a peek behind the veil. It would be hard to buy into certain brands of BS after an experience like that. I'm not talking about race either, in case HCD or burgeroftheday are reading. I mean the veil between the sheltered and the web of $#!+heads that exist everywhere.

61mouse
61mouse

Oh look another scumbamma son

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I guess you didn't read the part about the senseless killings in just about every major city run by democrats. You seem to like facts - try going to the FBI website and look up homicides in this country. I think you'll be shocked by what you see. The fact is, National News papers don't even cover the violence in urban areas because it is so common place.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 So you consider the massive white opioid deaths sensible?

sbk93036
sbk93036

I am sure plenty of people would be happy to help you with that, troll.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@sbk93036 No one asked you, clown

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

Hi

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - although the opioid crisis is alarming, those who die from the drugs are doing it on their own. Someone else isn't making the decision as to whether they live or die, like in the neighborhoods where you came from. One is accidental, while the other is murder. I hope you can see the difference, but I suspect not.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

It is funny how people like Marxest seem to equate genocide and mass rape to white people. I guess he has no clue of what goes on in Africa over and over again. The ability to commit acts like that has no racial bounds.