Torrance PD Found Lena Hernandez and Then Let Her Go

June 18, 2020

Lena Hernandez, aka “Ultra Karen” made headlines through social media a few weeks ago for verbally harassing two separate Asian-Americans in the Torrance area.

Torrance PD started a criminal investigation against 54-year-old Hernandez on June 10 after receiving two separate criminal complaints against her. A prior investigation against Hernandez began back in October 2019, when she allegedly physically assaulted an Asian-American woman at the Del Amo Mall.

According to a statement from Torrance PD:

“Investigators were able to identify the suspect in all three cases as Lena Hernandez of Long Beach. Investigators attempted to locate Hernandez at her possible place of residence, but she was not located. Investigators later submitted their investigation related to all three incidents to the City Prosecutor’s office for filing consideration.”

Lena Hernandez being interviewed by Torrance PD. Image via @runyogarosa 

“On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Torrance Police Detectives, along with the Specialized Crisis Intervention Team, located Hernandez in a park in the City of San Pedro. Investigators were able to speak with Hernandez related to all three incidents. Based on the fact all three incidents are misdemeanor crimes and did not occur in the presence of an officer, Hernandez was not arrested at the time of the interview. The details of the interview will be submitted to the City of Torrance Prosecutors office.”

Image via Torrance Police Department

Feature Screenshots via Twitter

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