SANTA MONICA—The man responsible for stabbing a Santa Monica Pier restaurant employee after demanding free food, was charged in court on Friday, September 9.
According to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Calvin Earl Gullett, 34, is facing one felony count of attempted murder, two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, and one misdemeanor count of petty theft. According to reports, Gullett is homeless.
Gullett also faces allegations of inflicting great bodily injury. He was convicted back in 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas for residential burglary and in Los Angeles for second-degree commercial burglary and criminal threats earlier this year.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Gullett allegedly entered Pier Burger, a Santa Monica burger place and eatery on the SM Pier, and stabbed an employee and chased two others with a knife, prosecutors noted. The name of the victim has not yet been disclosed to the public.
The criminal complaint indicates that the defendant stole the knife he used earlier in the day from a retail store.
The suspect’s bail was set at $2.1 million. If convicted as charged, Gullett could face a maximum sentence of 48 years to life in prison. The case is still under investigation by the Santa Monica Police Department.