House of Ink Artist Struck in Hit-and-Run

Man was hospitalized with several broken bones and is now in stable condition.

A tattoo artist who works at House of Ink in Venice was struck on Sunday while riding his bicycle on Venice Boulevard by a hit-and-run driver, according to an employee of the tattoo shop.

The artist, Sonny Hoklopubbe, was taken to UCLA medical center and is now in stable condition. He suffered a partially collapsed lung, eight broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken jaw, according to House of Ink’s Facebook page

The Los Angeles Police Department does not have any further information on the case.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call LAPD Pacific Division at 310-482-6334.


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