Inglewood Man Gets Apprehended for Begging near Hollywood Casino
INGLEWOOD, CA—What’s there to do when one is unemployed, heading to retirement age and reading about how unemployment figures are allegedly diminishing?
Lonnie Lawrence Keelen, 61, was apprehended on Thursday, April 9 at approximately 9:15 a.m. at the corner of Prairie Avenue and Century Boulevard, which is at the southwest corner of the Hollywood Park Casino, and the future site of an 80,000-seat sports stadium that has been approved by the Inglewood City Council in March. Unlike the spectacular sports events that are anticipated for the stadium or the untold amounts of cash that pass hands nearby, Keelen was picked up for a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct: begging (647(C)PC).
The unemployed man was found to have a handful of warrants as well: two from Inglewood PD for petty theft of personal property over/under $400 (484(A)PC) and trespassing (602.1(A)PC); one from Santa Monica PD for a similar petty theft charge; and two from Hawthorne PD for failure to appear after making a personal promise to do so (853.7PC) and disorderly conduct: begging.
Bail for the fresh begging charge was $250, but the total bail for it and all the warrants was $19,325. The single largest amount was $10,000 for the petty theft warrant from Santa Monica PD.