Man Beaten In Parking Lot At Dodger Stadium Speaks Out For 1st Time
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ELYSIAN PARK (CBS) — Still haunted by the relentless punches to the face, the Dodgers fan who was beaten in the parking lot at Dodgers Stadium tells CBS2’s Suraya Fadel in an exclusive interview that he feared for his life.
“I was being beat up severely by these guys,” said the 33-year-old man whose name we are withholding at his request. “I was pleading for my life. To be left alone and it was scary.”
The incident Sunday night occurred after the Dodgers game at Parking Lot C.
A 17-page police report says a minor collision led to a yelling match between the man and another driver which escalated into a four-against-one fist fight.
“I was being held and choked for all of them to take their punches and kicks at me. I was just thinking I need to get up and stay alive.”
He says he will never forget hearing the emotional screams for help from his girlfriend who is 8 months pregnant.
“Regardless of who started it, I don’t think some guy needed to be beat up by four men.”
All four suspects have not been charged. He feels it sends the wrong message and wants them to be held accountable and punished.
“They’re telling them it’s OK, four against one is alright. You can beat somebody up, four people to one, and walk away with a slap in the hand.”
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office tells Fadel the case has been handed to the City Attorney’s office for misdemeanor consideration because the office says the injuries are minor and the altercation doesn’t fall under a felony crime.