Authorities Tuesday identified a man who died after being detained by deputies who were called to Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Norwalk after he entered the eatery bleeding and wearing only a shirt and underwear.
Deputies sent to the 10900 block of Firestone Boulevard just before 6:45 p.m. Saturday found two passersby struggling to hold the man down outside the restaurant, according to Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The deputies performed CPR on Victor Flores Jr. before the 42-year-old Norwalk resident was taken to a hospital, where he died. An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of his death, according to the coroner’s office.
The two passersby initially had spotted Flores in the middle of the street trying to get inside occupied vehicles, Alexander said. Deputies later learned Flores had gotten into a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of Studebaker Road in Norwalk and tried to get into a second one, she said.
Flores then ran southbound toward Firestone Boulevard, where he jumped into the flatbed of an occupied truck before falling out, Alexander said.
Later, Flores was seen bleeding and entering the restaurant wearing only a shirt and his underwear. It was then that the passersby detained him, she said.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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—City News Service