Police Arrest Mall Slasher
January 16, 2020
Culver City Police have arrested Joshua Ebow of Los Angeles in connection with 2 recent stabbings at the Westfield Culver City Mall.
Ebow was booked last week on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles on $135,000 bail.
On December 29, Culver City police officers were flagged down outside of Five Guys Restaurant at the Mall by patrons who reported a man had just been stabbed. Officers located the victim but the suspect had already fled the scene.
On January 2, local officers were called to Kaiser Hospital regarding a stabbing which occurred earlier in the day at JCPenney within the mall. Officers met with the victim who indicated he was stabbed in the right arm by an unknown male suspect while entering the store.
After reviewing surveillance footage from the JCPenney incident, Culver City police detectives were able to identify the suspect as the same individual in the previous attack four days earlier.
Through their investigation, the detectives identified Ebow as the suspected slasher and they arrested him the next day in the city of El Segundo.
Ebow provided Culver City Police with a full confession to both stabbings. Formal charges were filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
His next court date is January 30. No motive for the stabbing was revealed