Trigger Warning ⚠️ Violence
The troubled son of former Real Housewives Of Orange County Star Lauri Peterson is recovering after getting slashed in his face after being assaulted in jail.
The attack occurred at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, California when Josh Waring was on his way back to his cell. An inmate jumped out wielding razors wrapped in towels.
The attack occurred on the 9th October shows the attacker sneak into position hiding under a staircase and then Josh, in pajamas and sandals, defending himself. Josh tried to fight back but eventually suffered gashes to his face and chest.
The brawl moved off-camera, but was still visible in a mirror lasted nearly 90 seconds and only stopped when guards intervened commanding both men to get down on the ground.
Josh’s attorney, Joel Garson, states that his client was returning to his cell in the protective custody unit of the jail after making a phone call. He says the normal protocol is for all other inmates to be locked in their cells while another inmate is using the phone.
Mr Garson says guards are supposed to confirm over the intercom that the other inmates are locked in their cells. There’s no audio on the surveillance video, so Josh’s attorney says he can’t tell if that protocol was followed but he says he wouldn’t be surprised if the attacker was allowed to be out of his cell.
Mr Garson is claiming it could be retaliation against Josh for filing a federal lawsuit against Orange County and its Sheriff’s Department for violating his civil rights while he’s been behind bars.
In the last portion of the video Josh was concerned the razors used against him weren’t sterile, and he could’ve contracted an STD.
Josh got 20 stitches to his chest and face, which was slashed from his left eye down to his chin.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department tells us it’s opened a criminal investigation into the attack.