Two men, one who appeared to resemble a woman with breast implants beat a pagaent judge — slashing his forehead with a knife and breaking his jaw with a trophy for not selecting her him as the winning contestant.
Police responded at 4:55 a.m. July 6 to a call of a person with a knife at a beauty pageant at the 5th City Center at 3350 W. Jackson Blvd., the lieutenant said.
Officers learned Johnson allegedly struck judge Sebastian Latta, 37, of Baltimore, Md., with a trophy — shattering his jaw in three places. Latta was initially taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and his jaw remained wired shut Wednesday morning, Franklin said.
Latta told a responding officer, “Apparently, I must have voted for the wrong person,” the officer said.
Tinch, who resembles a woman and appears to have breast implants, was likely the one competing and probably did not win the trophy used in the attack, Franklin said.
Tinch, who has a tattoo of “paw prints” on his chest, also allegedly slashed Latta across the forehead with an unidentified edged instrument, according to Franklin.
“They said they didn’t like the way he [Latta] judged one of them in the pageants,” Franklin said.