Man Charged in Stabbing of Restaurant Employee Chased 2 People With Knife Along Santa Monica Pier: DA 

The Santa Monica Pier is seen on August 9, 2016. (Credit: Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images)

The Santa Monica Pier is seen on August 9, 2016. (Credit: Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images)

A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with stabbing an employee at a restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier after apparently demanding free food and chasing two other people, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The incident occurred on Sept. 7, when Calvin Earl Gullett went into a hamburger restaurant with a knife he apparently stole from a store earlier in the day, officials said.

He has been charged with attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and petty theft, officials said.

He also faces an additional allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury. Officials said Gullett had been previously convicted for residential burglary in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2002 and for second-degree commercial burglary and making criminal threats in Los Angeles earlier this year.

He was arraigned on Friday and his bail was set at $2.1 million.

He faces 48 years to life in prison if convicted.