Man Arrested in 7-Eleven Hatchet Attack Has a History of Criminal Arrests

Kisu Bradey Brown, the man arrested on Tuesday for attacking a Good Samaritan outside the 7-Eleven store on Santa Monica Boulevard last week, has a history of arrests in Los Angeles and Riverside counties for various criminal activities.

Brown was in L.A. Superior Court at LAX this morning for an arraignment hearing. He was charged with  attempted
murder and aggravated mayhem. Brown was arrested after attacking with a hatchet a man who interrupted his attempted theft of food at 7-Eleven early Saturday morning and offered to buy it for him.

A search of criminal court records by WEHOville has turned up arrests as far back as Sept. 18, 1997. West Hollywood residents also have spoken out about other incidents involving Brown.

In September 1997, Brown, then in his 20s and apparently living in San Bernardino in Riverside County, was arrested on a felony charge of receiving stolen property from a Tommy Hilfiger store and a misdemeanor charge of assaulting a public safety officer.

Kisu Bradey Brown

He was put on probation and then returned to court in 1999 on a charge of violating probation for reasons that are unclear. A judge then sentenced him to three years in jail, but put him into a probationary program where he had to spend 120 weekends in the custody of the Riverside Sheriff’s Office and obtain a job or go to school during the week.

On June 5, 2000, Brown was arrested on a charge of driving over the 65 mile-per-hour speed limit in Los Angeles County. On March 4, 2003, he was sentenced to a year in prison for that offense. Meanwhile the Riverside County district attorney petitioned the court to revoke Brown’s probation, which it did in September 2000.

Brown has been involved in at least six other incidents in Los Angeles County (not counting the 7-Eleven attack) since then. In some of those incidents he has been sentenced to prison. However, the Los Angeles County Superior Court online record system, which court employees admit is antiquated, does not include sentences in its reports, which must be researched individually by public information staffers, a time-consuming process

WEHOville’s quick research found that Brown was found guilty on Oct. 17, 2000, of threatening a witness and was sentenced to 48 days in jail.

He was found guilty on Jan. 5, 2005, of possession of a controlled substance, and he was found guilty on Feb. 28, 2005, of violating probation.

On April 21, 2008, Brown was found guilty in a petty theft incident that occurred on Nov. 9, 2007. Given that he had a prior conviction record, this theft was treated as a felony.

On May 28, 2011, Brown arrested for driving a car over the 65 mile-per-hour speed limit. He was found guilty of that on March 28, 2012.

Brown was arrested in a carjacking incident on Sept. 2, 2012 and was sentenced to 360 days in jail, with actual time served only 180 days because of his good behavior while in jail.

Several area residents have spoken out about other incidents involving Brown. For example, Jake Lee, who heads one of WeHo’s Neighborhood Watch groups, reported seeing a man later identified as Brown hitting and knocking out an 80-year-old man on the sidewalk right in front him. “Then he threw a house brick at his head while yelling ‘white motherf**ker’,” Lee said in a post on WEHOville. “I had my neighbor wait with the victim as I chased him while on the phone with 911. It took the Sheriff TWENTY THREE MINUTES to arrive. By that time, the victim’s daughter picked him up and the criminal had managed to get away from me.

“Two days later, he was caught breaking and entering and trespassing into a construction site after he was launching hand fulls of nails and 2×4’s at pedestrians. By morning, he was out, back onto my street, and I caught him again breaking into the property.”

Heather Carbone, creator of several neighborhood “crime busters” groups on Facebook, recently posted on the Hollywood Hills Crime Busters page a video of a man who looks like Brown swinging his hatchet at cars passing him. The video is posted above.

  1. showing this man’s picture and this video is a typical example of how privileged white society targets and degrades people of color. what a shame that there are no facts, nothing proven, but we can watch a video of what? and the photo is clearly of a man broken by our racist culture.

  2. Wait. What did I just watch? Homeless guy in shiny red car ???
    Wait. What did I just read? Career criminal blows of probation, justice system yawns.

  3. After viewing this video again, while not a medical professional it seems evident that a good guess might be paranoid schizophrenia which long unchecked creates a time bomb. Personally when encountering troubled folks best to not engage as one never knows how even a presumed act of kindness may be drastically misinterpreted w volatile consequences.

    Note to professional community …..this does not improve on its own. The issue has been studied and analyzed long enough. There must be a plan stat, just dig in like a triage mission in an emergency.

  4. While walking last night on SMB I encountered 6 homeless people in 4 blocks. These are not people down on their luck or in need low of income housing. They’re mentally ill and drug addicts. The city needs to start a homeless patrol to transport these individuals to one of the county shelters. We need to protect ourselves, our city and our homes/investments.
    This incident is the tipping point/wake-up call. LET’S GO!

  5. So when is the Sheriff or the City going to do something about this?
    Rather than them sitting around playing politics. This is shameful of every person who holds office and each Sheriff Station Employee.

  6. Geez! There are countless ticking tomb bombs amongst us. Beyond the need to pursue terrorists we are creating them right here in our distracted, hostile society. These catastrophe spiral through many failures. Now we are at the eleventh hour with an entire range of cataclysmic events threatening us universally.

  7. I’m so tired of harassment by homeless people. I’m tired of being freighted by the angry homeless, and hassled by the hipster homeless (the latter being those kids hanging out on Santa Monica between San Vicente and Robertson who relentlessly ask for a “spare quarter”). I’m tired of law enforcement allowing the sale of drugs and prostitution at certain bars (one of which is near that 7-Eleven). I’m just tired of West Hollywood. All of this is just making me kind of appreciate more aggressive law enforcement…

  8. Is this guy actually homeless? Good hygiene, spotless car, new clothes…he doesn’t look like he’s living out of his car.

  9. While I completely support getting this dangerous man off the streets, I can’t help but wonder how the escalation of his crimes is related to the failure of our prison/criminal justice system. Being thrown into jail for a year for driving over 65 MPH because it’s a parole violation? Again, I support this man being taken off the streets because of the threat he has become to society, but how many of our other homeless have become ticking time bombs because we have a history of incarceration without rehabilitation and completely inadequate mental health services in this country?

Comments are closed.