Woman Arrested in Connection to Attack on Elderly Man at AutoZone

Woman Arrested in Connection to Attack on Elderly Man at AutoZone

Still frame shots of the surveillance video of the attack.

FRESNO – Following a small stand-off with police, a woman was arrested for allegedly being responsible for the attack of a 73-year-old man in front of an AutoZone in Fresno in early October.

Suspect Shvonna Alexander - booking photo

Suspect Shvonna Alexander – booking photo

Shvonna Alexander, 27, of Fresno, was identified as the suspect seen on a video attacking the elderly man in front of the AutoZone at 4210 E. Belmont Avenue.

The incident happened on Saturday, October 10 when Vietnam war veteran Victor Bejarano was walking inside the AutoZone, and was accosted by a woman who demanded his wallet, police said.

Bejarano refused to give the suspect his wallet, prompting her to follow him into the store and continue the altercation. The suspect allegedly tried to put Bejarano into a headlock several times and then followed him outside, where she continued to attack him.

After a witness told the suspect that the police had been called, she walked away from the scene, and then drove away in her vehicle, police said.

AutoZone on Belmont in Fresno.

AutoZone on Belmont in Fresno.

Police released a video surveillance of the attack and two tips received by Crime Stoppers led police to Alexander at her apartment. She was arrested on Friday, October 23.

Available records show that Alexander was previously arrested in June of this year on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana while driving, driving without a valid license, and with a infant not secured in a proper seat. In May of 2014, she was arrested for burglary.

She was booked into the Fresno County Jail for attempted robbery and elder abuse.

Woman Arrested in Connection to Attack on Elderly Man at AutoZone was last modified: October 29th, 2015 by admin
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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.