NORWALK — A Whittier man who deliberately crashed a relative’s car into the front of a La Mirada fitness center that had canceled his membership was sentenced to nine years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Sergio Gabriel Reyes, 34, was sentenced immediately after pleading no contest to one count of assault with a deadly weapon — an automobile — on Monday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Reyes drove a relative’s vehicle to Crunch Fitness, in the 12800 block of Valley View Avenue, and crashed the car through the front window, nearly hitting an employee who was standing at the reception desk, on March 19, 2019.
Reyes fled the scene and was arrested soon afterward, according to Deputy District Attorney Robert Villa.
Reyes’ gym membership was terminated that month due to alleged inappropriate behavior, according to authorities.
He has remained behind bars since he was taken into custody, jail records show.
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