NORTH HOLLYWOOD—Jonathan Cole, 30, was arrested for stabbing a 22-year-old woman in the head with a pair of scissors in Hollywood on Monday, October 10. The attack was said to have been unprovoked, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
He was reported to be walking down Lankershim Boulevard near Hatteras Street on Monday around 11:30 a.m. when a woman came up next to him. Cole stabbed the woman who rushed to a nearby restaurant for help. She collapsed near the entrance of the business and was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries. She is now recovering from the assault and is expected to survive.
Later in the day, Cole attacked another woman at a bus stop by throwing a jar of pickles at her. He asked the second victim for a light for a cigarette and when she refused, he threw the jar at her shoulder. The victim was with another individual at the bus stop during the attack. That person chased Cole to the location of a grocery store where he was captured by security.
After the LAPD arrived on the scene, Cole was arrested. He is being held for suspicion of attempted murder. His bail was set at $3,055,000.
“The crime occurred in broad daylight in an area with a high volume of pedestrian traffic,” the LAPD said in a statement, adding that there is security camera video of the crime. “Cole is not known to the victim, and the crime appeared random and completely unprovoked”
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one count of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon against Cole.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at 818-754-8451, or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or click here.