Four Arrested After a Man's Beating at Dodger Stadium
A driver was beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after a weekend game and four people were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said Monday, as reported by the Associated Press.
The driver, a man in his 20s, was in stable condition with scrapes and cuts to his face, and his injuries are not life-threatening, said Sgt. David Armas. The victim's name was not released.
The victim was involved in a minor collision with another driver as he was leaving the stadium parking lot, and three men from another car also got involved, Armas told the press.
"They basically held the victim down while the original suspect kicked and hit him about the head and face area while he was on the ground," Armas said.
The violence comes after a Giants fan was severely injured in a beating during last year's opening game. Stadium officials had promised to increase security after the attack, and the evidence of that was seen on this year's opening day.
Armas said that Dodgers security staff and uniformed off-duty Los Angeles police were at the stadium Sunday and responded quickly.
The four men involved in the latest attack, all in their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon because the victim as kicked, AP reports. One of them suffered bumps and scrapes to his face, "probably as a result of the victim defending himself," Armas said.
A woman in the victim's car who was eight months pregnant was not hurt, but she was examined at a hospital as a precaution, he said.
Armas did not suspect any street gang affiliations.
"It was just a minor fender bender that just got totally out of hand," he said.