A 22-year-old transient pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison for beating a 7-Eleven customer he mistakenly thought had told him to shut up.
Enrique Hernandez pleaded guilty to attempted murder, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and battery with serious bodily injury, all felonies, and admitted sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury and the personal use of a deadly weapon.
Hernandez appeared to be drunk when he caused a disturbance at the convenience store at 1001 N. Harbor Blvd. the evening of Oct. 19, 2019, according to Anaheim Police Department 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 said.
Hernandez also stomped and kicked the victim, who was taken to a 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 cellphone, Carringer said.
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