LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A model/actor was beaten by an alleged drunk driver on Thanksgiving after he told the motorist to slow down.
Corey Sligh, 27, who has played a bartender and waiter on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” was with his girlfriend and going to a Rite Aid in West Hollywood to bring a Thanksgiving meal to a friend.
He ended up with a broken arm after the allegedly drunk driver didn’t appreciate Sligh telling him to slow down in the parking lot.
Sligh’s girlfriend spoke to KCAL9’s Laurie Perez from outside Cedars-Sinai where Sligh is hospitalized.
Alisa Berhorst, Sligh’s girlfriend, also an actress, told Perez she’s barely slept the past 24 hours.
“The whole imagery of everything that happened last night is still very fresh and scary,” said Berhorst.
She’s been at Sligh’s bedside since he was treated for multiple injuries, including the broken arm which required surgery.
Berhorst told Perez that two guys in a car were speeding around the parking lot and doing donuts.
“They almost hit people in the parking lot. They were hitting curbs, and Corey said, ‘Please slow down or we’re gonna call the cops, just go home.”
The men didn’t go home.
LAPD confirms they’ve arrested two men they said exchanged words with the couple, actually hit Sligh with their car and got out of the vehicle and began beating him.
She didn’t know if the attack would stop.
“The guy walked up on him like ‘I’m in the mood to kill somebody and this is who it’s going to be because he told me to be careful and slow down and go away,” she said.
Police said the suspects fled the scene but crashed their vehicle nearby. A witness who followed them, helped police locate the suspects.
The fact the alleged suspects were apprehended makes Sligh and Berhorst happy.
“I’m thankful he’s okay. I’m thankful that we didn’t get killed,” Berhorst said.