A minor car collision in the Dodger Stadium parking lot over the weekend led to the beating of a man in another case of violence following a Los Angeles baseball game.
After his car was involved in a fender bender while leaving the stadium parking lot following Sunday night’s Dodgers-Cardinals game, a man in his 20s was held down by three others while the driver of the other vehicle kicked and hit him.
“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,” Sgt. David Armas said.
The four men involved in the attack were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon because the victim was kicked, Armas said. The man was said to be in stable condition with scrapes and cuts to his face. His injuries are not life-threatening.
The incident comes barely one year after Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten into a coma by Dodgers fans in a parking lot altercation on opening day 2011.
The Stow attack, which left the 43-year-old former paramedic with severe brain damage, led Dodgers team officials to promise better stadium security. Armas said uniformed off-duty Los Angeles police and stadium security staff responded quickly to Sunday’s violence.
A woman in the victim’s car was eight months pregnant, but was unharmed.
“It was just a minor fender bender that just got totally out of hand,” Armas said.