UPDATED: Machete Used In Sunday 'Ninja' Attack at South Coast Plaza
|Bring your wallet, not your machete|
Robert Carl Hopkins Jr., a Costa Mesa resident who could face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and will likely remain in custody until he can post $25,000 bail, wore what authorities say was an all-black "ninja" outfit during the incident.
The victim, who hasn't been identified and wasn't seriously injured, called 911 around 9 p.m. to report that the attack occurred near Sears and that the assailant ran toward Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant before fleeing across the street to the Regency South Coast Village movie theater.
|Robert Carl Hopkins Jr.|
Hopkins is expected to face a judge on Tuesday.
In November 2009, a CHP officer stopped him for speeding faster than 100 mph, according to court records.