The “Karen” who spewed multiple racist tirades in Southern California has just been charged with battery … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the notorious SoCal “Karen” is 56-year-old Lena Hernandez from Long Beach, and on Friday the Torrance City Attorney’s Office charged her with misdemeanor battery.
Our sources also tell us a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has issued an arrest warrant for Hernandez, who has not been apprehended yet.
The battery charges are related to an incident that occurred Oct. 11 at a mall in Torrance, and was reported to police later that day.
There’s no video of that incident, but as we reported … Hernandez was recorded during a racist rant in a Torrance park last month. She was yelling at a young woman who was trying to work out in the park.
Video of another incident involving Hernandez, this time in a parking lot, also surfaced and is believed to be from the same day as the park incident.
Our law enforcement sources say there is not enough evidence for prosecutors to file criminal charges against Hernandez for the incident at the park.