Felony Counts Filed Against Driver Who Rammed Vehicles At Wendy’s

The speaker just inside the Wendy's Drive-thru was heavily damaged during the DUI crashes from Friday Night. Photo by Zak Bushey.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed 13 felony counts July 28 against the man arrested after ramming two occupied vehicles and heavily damaging the Wendy’s restaurant almost one week ago.

Richard Cosby, Jr., a 46-year-old Los Angeles resident, faces four counts of attempt murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of suspected driving under the influence of alcohol, one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or greater, one county of felony vandalism and one count of felony hit and run, said Glendora Police in a social media post.

Cosby faces anywhere from 15 years to life in prison, police said.

On July 24, Cosby entered the Wendy’s drive-thru, 1325 S. Lone Hill Ave., around 11:25 p.m. For reasons still unknown, Cosby rammed an occupied car in front of him. One of the three occupants exited to confront Cosby, who then rammed the vehicle a second time, police said.

As the remaining occupants attempted to drive off, Cosby drove after them and rammed the victim vehicle a third time. He also struck a second vehicle occupied with two passengers in the Wendy’s lot, police said.

Cosby attempted to flee by driving the wrong way in the Wendy’s drive-thru, eventually striking several signs and a tree between Wendy’s and Home Depot where his car came to a stop.

All victims in the incident are unknown to Cosby.

The restaurant was yellow tagged by building inspectors and remained closed the following Saturday. The Wendy’s drive-thru has since reopened.

Cosby is being held in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles and is being held in lieu of $2.42 million. A court appearance has been scheduled at the West Covina Courthouse Aug. 4, according to county booking records.



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