The man who attacked Ryan Seacrest’s security guard who tried to keep him from getting into the car with the American Idol host has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and three years probation. Read more on Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr’s sentencing below.
Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr., 25, of Lakewood was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty in Orange County Superior Court to three misdemeanors which included assault, battery and possession of a switchblade knife.
The man was ordered to stay away from Seacrest.
Seacrest was signing autographs Tuesday afternoon after leaving Children’s Hospital of Orange County. One of those “fans” who received his signature was Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr., 25, said Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department.
As Seacrest got into his car, Uzomah allegedly tried to enter the vehicle but was stopped by security guards. Seacrest took off as a scuffle broke out between the suspect and the guards, Adams said.
“Ryan pulled away as the thing started,” Adams said. “He wasn’t involved and didn’t see anything.”
The suspect allegedly choked one of the guards, who had nearly became unconscious.
It was unclear why the suspect allegedly tried to get into the vehicle. “We still don’t know a motive,” Adams said. “He didn’t really give us any.”
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