A self-described First Amendment auditor was injured Thursday during a confrontation with a security guard outside a synagogue and Jewish high school in Los Angeles while live-streaming a video of the bizarre incident.
The “auditor” appeared to suffer minor injuries when the guard fired his weapon into the ground and shrapnel struck the victim. The incident occurred while the victim, a YouTube personality who goes by the name “Furry Potato,” was filming outside the Etz Jacob Congregation/Ohel Chana High School in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles. Police said the victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and no one inside the building was harmed.
The victim initially refused to identify herself, then told police that she was a transgender female named Good Citizen. Later, she told police she was Zhoie Perez, 45, from Orange County.
Police later said that Perez had committed no crime. Detectives arrested the guard, identified as Edduin Zelayagrunfeld, 44, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.