A 20-year-old man was beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot this weekend following an altercation with four other people. While the details of what exactly transpired remain murky, it appears as though the incident was sparked by a minor collision that occured as the victim attempted to drive out of the parking lot.
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, after a “minor fender bender,” a total of four men from two different cars got out and attacked the 20-year-old – continuously kicking him in the head and face area as he lay on the ground. Fortunately, when it was all said and done, the victim -- while admittedly banged up -- was apparently left in about as good of condition as you can expect given the circumstances.
Police said on Monday that he is currently stable and that none of his injuries are life-threatening.
While an incident of this sort is troubling under any circumstances, what makes it all the worse is that it comes a mere year after the now infamous beating of Bryan Stow. Following that attack, one that left Stow with brain damage and a myriad of other life-altering injuries, the Dodgers insisted that they had made their parking lot and all areas surrounding it much safer.
So much for that.
The four men allegedly involved in this latest attack were all arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. At the moment, police don’t believe that the assailants had any known gang ties.
We’ll have more on this story as it continues to come in.
(Kudos San Gabriel Valley Tribune)