Security Guard Edduin Khaleb Zelaya Grunfeld Shoots M-F Transgender ‘Furry Potato’ Livestreaming Outside Chabad School in Los Angeles

Edduin Khaleb Zelaya Grunfeld is an Orthodox Jew GoFundMe

Here is a picture of the guard in happier times with Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

The guard is a convert to Judaism from El Salvador.

NYP: “The synagogue security guard who opened fire on the man recording video”


A suspicious individual was shot at a Chabad girls high school in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.

Police and paramedics responded to the area of the Etz Jacob Congregation/ Ohel Chana High School in the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard at 12:24 p.m.

In an email to parents, the school said it’s security guard observed the man canvassing the outside of the school.

Video (see below) shows the suspect filming the school property just moments before he was shot.

When the suspect was confronted, he become belligerent and was shot in the leg. The man, believed to be around 35 years old, was conscious and breathing and was transported to a local hospital.

Los Angeles Times:

A local YouTube personality was shot while taking video outside a Los Angeles synagogue and Jewish high school Thursday afternoon, according to authorities, sources and social media.

Police responded to the Etz Jacob Congregation/Ohel Chana High School building on the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard at 12:24 p.m., said Officer Drake Madison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

A source with knowledge of the investigation described the injured person as a YouTube personality who usually live streams about First Amendment issues.

Police have described the victim as a man in his mid 30’s. However, a YouTube video that appears to show the incident from the perspective of the person who was shot was posted later in the afternoon by a social media personality who describes herself as a transgender woman.

Witnesses to the Fairfax neighborhood incident said they saw someone dressed in black and holding a camera arguing with a security guard who was standing behind a gated entrance to the synagogue.

Reddit thread

June 13, 2018:

The transgender “auditor” known as “Furry Potato” was reportedly arrested for making threats at a US Marine Recruiting Station in Valencia, California.

Seen in the video “Marine Recruiting Office”,” Potato is stopped by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Santa Clarita unit), who asked if she’s okay.

“Oh, I’m fine,” she said. “I’m just really embarrassed by our Armed Forces.”

Potato claimed that she was “doing a story” on the recruiting centers, as she had never seen multiple branches set up right next to one another.

“Turns out, they’re all cowards,” she said.

The LASD, no doubt confused at this point, ask her why she was allegedly shouting racial slurs, part of the reason the law was called on her. Potato denied any such thing, claiming she gets racial slurs hurled at her because she’s “brown.”

When asked for her name, she responded with “All my friends call me ‘Daddy’.”

No longer willing to invest much more into Furry Potato, the deputies avoid getting into a prolonged argument with her and drive away.

Feeling high on the horse, Potato laughs at the LASD as they drive off.

Only a little while later, Potato once again finds herself in the presence of law enforcement, including a LASD deputy she accused of not knowing the law.

“Put your hands behind your back for me,” one Deputy said.

“Am I being illegally detained?” Potato asked.

“You are being detained,” the deputy responded.

Approached by some higher ranking law-enforcement as she taunted the deputy from earlier, she soon found himself turning off her camera.

Furry Potato (who goes by the name Zhoie Perez), reportedly identifies as a Hispanic female on police records. She was charged with a felony at 11:45 AM on Tuesday, with a bail of $75,000. She was released at half-past midnight this morning.

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