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Pinkberry Co-Founder

Illegal HEAT Revealed

in Beating Investigation

2/16/2012 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0216_young_lee_AP_EXPinkberry Co-founder Young Lee is a pistol packing badass with a fleet of uber luxury vehicles ... according to the LAPD investigation into his alleged beating of a homeless man.

TMZ has obtained the search warrant affidavit filed by a detective in LAPD's Asian Crime Unit -- and it reveals two handguns registered in Lee's name: a Colt .45, and a Para Ordnance brand .45.

The handguns are a major no-no because ... according to the docs Lee is not supposed to "own, buy, receive, possess, or have custody or control of any firearms" -- due to a 2001 felony conviction for possession of narcotics.

The docs say Lee also had a misdemeanor conviction for possession of a firearm.

Lee was arrested last month and booked for assault in the brutal tire iron beating of a homeless man on the off-ramp of a Los Angeles freeway.

It's unclear whether police found the handguns during a search of Lee's home and high-end cars -- 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB, and a 2010 Mercedes G Wagon -- but if so, he could face an additional felony charge.

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Cognizant _illiberal    

LAPD has a special Asian Crime Unit why not a special unit for African americans and And Mexican Americans as well?

943 days ago
17.

pete    

again, who is he, and why do i care?

943 days ago
18.

ry dog    

hi

943 days ago
19.

Jeoff    

Hate to tell you guys. But the BOYS IN BLUE ARE CRIMINALS TOO !!!

943 days ago
20.

renae    

Why is the LA Asian crime unit investigating this vs just the crime unit?

And I agree with a poster here, why exactly is TMZ calling this man a badass (and don't think you can deflect by saying according to .....)? I thought all violence was bad? Especially beating someone with a tire iron....A TIRE IRON! Maybe it only counts if the victim is high profile also? I didn't think the victim determined how serious we should take the crime but I've seen time and time again from TMZ and others that post online, it does.

943 days ago
21.

Just say No to drugs... except pot    

He looks just like Jackie Chan.

943 days ago
22.

Fred    

U guys are all dumb. He has over $500 million dollars in his bank account. He won't spend a day in jail....

943 days ago
23.

Jay W.     

This guy doesn't look violent. Guess you never know what one is capable of.

943 days ago
24.

Nostradamus    

Chinese mob come to get you.
What, did this homeless guy try to squeegy the windshield of one of his "badass" rides?

943 days ago
25.

Slim    

Give us more whitney stories. Who cares about this other sh@t

943 days ago
26.

joe_l    

"Badass" implies someone who's tough but basically a decent person -- I think you mean "a--hole" in this case.

943 days ago
27.

Please!!!     

Young Lee in LAPD's Asian Crime Unit LOL

943 days ago
28.

Please!!!     

He looked so upset too :) WHY???? Well..... PLEASE!!! MR. Young Lee. It doesn't matter right now anyways he's in the LAPD's Asian Crime Unit LOL The handguns are a major no-no. Thats WHY you are in the Asian Crime Unit. Mr. Young Lee. beating on the homeless man. Ooh man what the hell is wrong with you??? You are just sick in the head.

943 days ago
29.

Madness    

This guy is guilty as ****. He rocks glasses and a bow-tie to court; take a look at other pictures of him and how he comports himself. Something to hide buddy ?

943 days ago
30.

Throwback kid    

It looks like somebody beat this slanted eyed creep too! With a freaken ugly stick!

943 days ago
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