Man arrested in Venice chair beating

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Updated: 1/10/2014 6:17 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of battering a homeless man with a folding beach chair in a videotaped attack.

Police arrested 31-year-old Apolinar Lopez on Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on bail Monday and there's no word on whether he obtained an attorney.

A neighbor recorded the Dec. 13 attack near the Venice boardwalk. The video showed a man on the ground, trying to ward off blows. He was treated for cuts and a broken arm.

Authorities say gang detectives identified Lopez as the attacker. He was stopped for speeding and arrested on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon and also on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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