Women’s locker room scare at LA Fitness


STILL UNDER WAY. KEVIN DIETZ, “DEFENDERS.”>>Karen: POLICE SAY IT WAS NO INNOCENT MISTAKE WHEN THIS MAN ENDED UP IN THE WOMEN’S LOCKER ROOM AT AN L.A. FITNESS HEALTH CLUB AND SENT A WOMAN RUNNING OUT OF THE LOCKER ROOM ASKING FOR HELP. SHE WAS SHOWERING WHEN THE TROUBLE GARDENINGS RIGHT?>>Priya: THAT’S RIGHT. SHE NOTICED THE MAN AND TOLD HIM HE WAS IN THE WRONG LOCKER ROOM. I SPOKE TO MEMBERS OF THE CLUB AND THEY SAID THEY ALWAYS FELT SAFE WORKING OUT HERE. IT’S WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LOCKER ROOM THAT HAS THEM RETHINKING THEIR MEMBERSHIP.>>IT JUST SCARES ME!>>Priya: A WOMAN SHOWERING IN THE LOCKER ROOM OF THIS L.A. FITNESS WAS ASSAULTED BY STRANGER.>>I WILL PROBABLY NEVER TAKE A SHOWER THERE, NEVER.>>Priya: IT HAPPENED BEFORE THE MEMORIAL DAY LONG WEEKEND AT WEST MAPLE ROAD AND COOLIDGE. AT FIRST, SHE TOLD HIM HE WAS IN THE WRONG LOCKER ROOM. SHE SAW HIM WATCHING HER UNDER A STALL AND HE TOOK IT FURTHER AND LUNGED AT HER AS SHE STOOD SHOWERING.>>IT’S VERY BUSY AND SURPRISES ME THAT SOMEONE WOULD DO IT. SOMEONE CAN WALK INTO WOMEN’S BATHROOMS OR MEN’S BATHROOMS, RIGHT?>>YOU GO INTO AN AREA DEVOTED TO WOMEN AND IT’S PRIVATE AND OBVIOUSLY YOU CANNOT — IT’S NOT A SAFE PLACE.>>Priya: THAT WOMAN IS NO VICTIM. SHE FOUGHT THE MAN OFF AND RAN FROM THE LOCKER ROOM. THE WOMAN, ALONG WITH L.A. FITNESS WORKERS HELPED IDENTIFY A SUSPECT. THEY ARRESTED 49-YEAR-OLD LOUIE RAMIREZ LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER THE ASSAULT.>>IT’S IMPRESSIVE SHE COULD FIGHT HIM OFF AND I’M GLAD HE GOT ARRESTED. THAT’S THE BEST PART OF THE STORY.>>Priya: AND RAMIREZ HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH INDECENT EXPOSURE, WATCHING SOMEONE WHO WAS NAKED, AND ASSAULT AND BATTERY. THIS IS THE ONLY INCIDENT THEY’RE INVESTIGATING BUT HAVE NOTIFIED OTHER DEPARTMENTS. REPORTING LI PRIYA MANN, LOCAL 4.>>Karen: DOES L.A. FITNESS EXPLAIN THEIR POLICIES IN TERMS OF KEEPING CUSTOMERS SAFE?>>Priya: NO, WE HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING FROM L.A. FITNESS AND HAVE HAD MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. THE STAFF MEMBERS HERE AT THIS

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  1. I saw a transgender woman/man at an LA fitness women’s locker room ! I’m rethinking my membership

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