January 8, 2019
Be careful with Jack in the Boxes, people.
Monkeys are known to pop out of them.
Homicide detectives were investigating after an assailant fatally struck a grandfather in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in Lancaster Thursday afternoon.
Deputies responded to the fast-food chain’s location at 43628 10th St. W. around 12:45 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Scott Hoglund said.
The incident began with a champagne-colored, four-door sedan pulling into the parking area. A man got out of the car and confronted the victim, according to Hoglund.
A brief altercation ensued, during which the aggressor apparently assaulted the victim. The lieutenant said he was not aware of any weapons being used.
The suspect vehicle then fled the scene, heading north on 10th Street West, investigators said.
Responding deputies found the victim on the ground suffering from “obvious trauma,” a Sheriff’s Department news release states. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities described the victim as a white man in his early 60s. The suspect is a black man, Hoglund said.
Family members identified the victim as 60-year-old Frank Borsotti, a grandfather of six.
Investigators have yet to review any surveillance video, according to Hoglund.