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Woke Los Angeles DA will not charge Dave Chappelle’s attacker with a felony


BREAKING NEWS: Woke Los Angeles DA will not pursue felony charges against Dave Chappelle’s attacker despite him carrying

  • LA County DA George Gascon is not pursuing felony charges against Isaiah Lee, the 23-year-old who tried to attack Dave Chappelle on Wednesday 
  • Lee stormed the stage at the Netflix is a Joke event armed with a knife 
  • His motive remains unclear – he somehow smuggled his weapon in past security
  • Initially, police held him on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon 
  • His bail was set at $30,000 and he was being held in custody
  • It’s now likely that he may walk free if Gascon opts for a low-or-no-cash bail 

LA’s woke DA George Gascon will not pursue felony charges against the attacker who stormed Dave Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl concert with a bayonet, reducing the charges to misdemeanor instead. 

Isaiah Lee, 23, ran on stage at the show on Wednesday yielding the knife that was hidden inside a gun.  Chappelle, 48, was able to sidestep him and was unharmed. The attacker was then arrested at the scene, and taken to hospital with a broken arm. 

There were immediate questions over security at the event and how the man could have smuggled in the weapon. 

But Gascon’s office – which is famously in favor of low-or-no-cash-bonds – is not pursuing the most serious line of punishment. 

Instead, they have referred the case to the LA City Attorney, recommending a misdemeanor charge because ‘the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct.’ 

It means Lee, who is currently being held on a $30,000 bond for felony assault with a deadly weapon, may soon walk free. It’s unclear when he is next due in court. 

Isaiah Lee, 23, ran on stage at the show on Wednesday yielding the knife that was hidden inside a gun

This is the weapon used by Isaiah Lee to try and attack Chappelle on stage on Wednesday

This is the weapon used by Isaiah Lee to try and attack Chappelle on stage on Wednesday 

LA County DA George Gascon is famous for his low-or-no cash bonds

LA County DA George Gascon is famous for his low-or-no cash bonds 

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