A belligerent Woodland Hills resident has once again attacked a fruit vendor set up at the corner of Canoga and Dumetz.
This time, however, he brought an axe.
Back in May we reported that this same neighbor went after a fruit vendor on the same corner, then turned a hose on a group of protesters who had come out in support of the seller.
This followed similar attacks from the same unidentified neighbor several days prior, where he had destroyed several street vendors’ property. Those attacks were covered in a Tik Tok video that went viral, which led to the protest on May 7.
This past Tuesday, the same man ratcheted up his vitriol, not just screaming at the vendor but destroying his cart and fruit with the axe.
The vendor, Jonathan Alvarez Marcus, told Fox 11 that his stand is now destroyed and he has to buy a new one to work. He said he was not harming anyone – just working to support his family. He doesn’t speak English but other neighbors told him the aggressor threatened to kill him if he stayed in the area.
Neighbors say the axe-wielding neighbor is aggressive with everyone, calling people names, using racial slurs and threatening violence. One community advocate said “Everything he says is nonsense.”
Advocates and the police have confronted the man several times, but he has continued to harass the vendors.
He was actually arrested for battery after the incident in May, but that obviously didn’t deter him.
Police are investigating this latest incident but at presstime there is no report of another arrest.
Reports are the man has his house for sale and neighbors say they hope he moves.