Food Network Chef Arrested for Hiring Homeless Hitmen - KTLA
SANTA MONICA-- A television chef was arrested for trying to hire homeless people to commit murder, police said.
Juan Carlos Cruz, who formerly hosted the Food Network's "Calorie Commando" was arrested Thursday on suspicion of solicitation to commit murder, according to Santa Monica Police Sergeant Jay Trisler.
On Friday May 7th, police officers were contacted by homeless individuals who said the suspect solicited them to commit murder. The homeless people agreed to help officers in an investigation, in which Cruz revealed to officers the murder-for-hire method, where and when the individual was to be killed, and the terms of payment, Trisler said.
The victim whom Cruz intended to be murdered has been notified.