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Man fatally hit with skateboard at Starbucks ID'd as registered sex offender

11-30-15 California:

A man who was fatally hit over the head by a skateboard after police and witnesses said he harassed a customer inside a Santa Ana, Calif., Starbucks was a registered sex offender.

Ozro Robert Lee, 50, was killed in the Nov. 24 incident, according to KTLA . The Orange County coroner’s office released Lee’s name over the weekend.

Lee was a registered sex offender, whose offenses included annoying or molesting a child after illegal entry into inhabited dwelling, as well as indecent exposure with prior conviction for the offense.

Lee was sentenced to four years in prison in 2012 after he was convicted of breaking into a Stanton, Calif., home and masturbating in front of a partially paralyzed grandmother and her two young granddaughters, according to the Orange County Register.

A jury found him guilty of first-degree burglary, indecent exposure and child annoyance, the newspaper reported at the time.

In the fatal incident last Tuesday, KTLA reported that Lee was "pacing back and forth outside the coffee shop, and bothering customers." At some point, he started punching the store’s window.

Lee then went inside and approached a 20-year-old skateboarder "aggressively," prompting the young man to get up and hit him once in the head in what witnesses described as an act of self-defense.

“He just came abruptly into the store, looked at the kid, and said, ‘Did I stutter?'” said witness Jocelyn Martinez. “He took a step forward towards the kid as if he were going to attack him, and that’s when the kid hit him with the skateboard.”

The man fell to the ground and was later pronounced dead at the scene, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. ..Source.. by Chris Kudialis

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