Posted: Sep 22, 2015 / 11:21 am PDT / Updated: Sep 22, 2015 / 08:51 pm PDT
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A Burbank guy with considerable criminal record faces an ext than 11 years in state jail if judge in connection with allegations the he punched a 78-year-old Costco shopper adhering to a dispute over a Nutella waffle sample.

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Derrick Gharabighi is displayed in this photo from his Instagram account, a Burbank police spokesman confirmed.

Derrick Gharabighi, 24, to be charged through one felony count of elder abuse v the unique allegation the he personally inflicted an excellent bodily injury on someone older than 70, the Los Angeles County ar Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon.

He entered a not guilty plea at the Burbank branch of Los Angeles County exceptional Court.

“Gharabighi was at a warehouse save in Burbank when he walked up to get a Nutella waffle sample,” a news release from the DA’s office stated. “When the yonsi victim got to out, Gharabighi took all of them.”

When the victim stated he want a sample and told Gharabighi no to take it so many, Gharabighi punched the older male in the face, the release said.

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Jars that the chocolate-hazelnut spread out Nutella are presented on a shelf at a mountain Francisco industry on Aug. 18, 2014. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The incident arisen Sunday morning in ~ the Costco located at 1051 W. Burbank Blvd.

“It’s a shame the it had to involved this end a Nutella sample,” claimed Burbank Police Department Sgt. Claudio Losacco. “It’s a tragic situation where someone in your 70s, nearly 80 year old, is faced with something like this.”

The beat left the victim with facial swelling and also a far-reaching cut above the left eye, Losacco said. The victim was transported to a local hospital through Burbank paramedics, and also he to be treated for his injuries and also released.

The victim was identified in the criminal complaint versus Gharabighi together Sahak Sahakian, 78. Police claimed his family did not want to speak come news media.

Gharabighi to be taken right into custody at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and booked into Burbank jail and was being hosted on $50,000 bail, county inmate records show.

He had actually been arrested much less than 2 weeks earlier, and in June and December, by Burbank police, documents show. He to be arrested in April by Pasadena police.

Gharabighi was convicted of both possession of illegal drugs for sale and also of small theft in January, court documents indicate. He had actually trespassing convictions in 2012 and also 2013.

In July, dues of felony spousal or cohabitant abuse and also spousal battery were filed against him. That case was pending.

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Gharabighi faces a best sentence of more than 11 year in state jail if convicted together charged in the Costco assault, the DA’s office stated.