A 21-year-old transient was charged Tuesday with attempted murder for allegedly beating a 7-Eleven store customer that he mistakenly thought had told him to shut up.
Enrique Hernandez was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and battery with serious bodily injury, all felonies, with sentencing enhancement allegations of inflicting great bodily injury, personal use of a deadly weapon and attempted premeditated murder.
During his initial court appearance, Hernandez was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail. His arraignment was rescheduled to Nov. 1 in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana.
Hernandez appeared to be drunk when he caused a disturbance at the Anaheim convenience store at 1001 N. Harbor Blvd. on Saturday night, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer.
“It was pretty crowded at the time and someone told him to shut up and he left,” Carringer said.
A short time later, Hernandez returned with a baseball bat and began beating someone he mistakenly thought was the person who told him to shut up, Carringer alleged. The suspect also allegedly stomped and kicked the victim, who was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening head injuries, the sergeant said.
Before fleeing about 7:50 p.m., Hernandez grabbed the victim’s wallet and cell phone, Carringer alleged.
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