A man who threw an electric scooter at a septuagenarian in downtown Los Angeles, causing head and arm injuries, pleaded no contest Wednesday to an elder abuse charge.
Janai Washington is facing seven years in state prison in connection with the June 13 attack, in which the 41-year-old defendant admitted an allegation that he had personally inflicted great bodily injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Washington approached the 75-year-old victim as he sat in a chair at Sixth and Spring streets. A bystander intervened and the defendant fled, according to authorities.
Washington was arrested six days later by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division and has remained behind bars since then. He's due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Dec. 10 for sentencing.