Three people were arrested for attacking NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace and his daughter as they were leaving a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Wallace was reportedly leaving a Rascal Flatts concert with his wife and daughter when a group of men approached them and asked how they liked the show. They quickly began screaming at the family, before kicking and punching Wallace in the had — leaving him with a concussion. He also lost three teeth and needed 12 stitches.
Wallace passed out, and when he came to he saw something horrifying in front of his eyes.
“I woke up. I see my daughter laying on the ground, which is devastating for a father,” he told WSOC. “I mean, that's the worst thing in the world.”
Wallace told the station that the venue, PNC Music Pavillion, had dealt with the group of men on a few occasions prior to that night.
“The people this happened with are actual contractors with PNC. They're maintenance crews. Their company provides maintenance and yard landscaping services from what we're told,” he said.
Following the attack, 29-year-old Paul Lucas, 22-year-old Nathan Lucas and 24-year-old Randolph Mangum were arrested. Mangum and Nathan Lucas were charged with misdemeanor simple assault, and Paul Lucas was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. All three later posted bond.
Lucas Landscaping, the company who employed the three men, subsequently released a statement acknowledging the attack.
On Friday, June 17 one employee of our company was accused of being involved in an assault upon one Mike Wallace and Lindsey Wallace Van Wingerden.
Since that time Mr. Wallace and various other individuals have chosen to post statements, comments and opinions regarding the circumstances on social media websites.
This has resulted in verbal attacks upon our business, suggestions that our clients abandon our company and innuendo regarding our business that we believe is designed to both frustrate the proper administration of justice within our court system and prevent our company from continuing to do business where we employ over 70 individuals who work hard and depend upon their jobs to support themselves and their families.