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$10-million bail set for man who allegedly held worker in a box

Omy Bail was set at $10 million for a Monterey Park yogurt shop owner accused of kidnapping a female employee and keeping her inside a box in a soundproof room, prosecutors said Friday.

Robert Yachen Lee appeared briefly in Superior Court in Alhambra on Friday afternoon.

Lee allegedly lured the employee to a storage room above O My Yogurt on South Atlantic Boulevard early Wednesday, knocked her unconscious and then -- after removing her clothing and dressing her in an adult diaper -- placed her in a box, authorities said.

Lee The victim told authorities that when she came to, she was bound with tape and had a collar around her neck.

Prosecutors believe Lee planned the kidnapping because the storage room had recently been soundproofed.

The woman was able to free herself and escape to a nearby optometrist's office, where she alerted police.

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Photo: Robert Yachen Lee. Credit: Monterey Park Police Department.

 
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