3 stabbings prompt warning to homeless to seek shelter at night
Transients were stabbed in the back while sleeping on the street in downtown L.A., Hollywood and Santa Monica. A person of interest has been identified, but no motive is known.
By Andrew Blankstein
The Los Angeles Police Department took the unusual step Thursday of urging homeless people to get off the street and seek shelter at night after three transients were stabbed while they slept by an assailant who left behind rambling “death warrants.”
Detectives said the attacks, none fatal, all occurred this month and involved middle-aged homeless people who were stabbed in the back. The attacker left signed pieces of paper that he labeled “death warrants” at the scene of each crime