Thursday night’s alright for fighting: New video shows brutal beating of man outside Elton John concert at Dodger Stadium after he says HIS car was hit
- Shocking footage has emerged of the brutal beating one man took after an Elton John concert in Los Angeles last week
- The video shows the victim on the ground putting his hands up, but two assailants ruthlessly punch and kick until he’s unconscious
- The victim’s wife was also injured in the attack, and said nobody came to help them as they both lay on the floor
- Though neither are publicly identified, one of the two alleged assailants has been arrested by Los Angeles police
- The show was part of Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, and the final of his sets at Dodgers Stadium
The victim said he was leaving the concert when someone hit the side-view mirror of his car, where he and his wife were sitting.
When he got out of the car to ask who did it, a woman approached him and claimed it was her before attempting to put her hands on him.
The video shows the man on the ground with his hands up being punched repeatedly by another man in a blue shirt in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium.
When the victim is kicked back down to the ground after attempting to get up, another attacker in a black shirt joins in and lands a violent punch to the face, seemingly knocking the beaten man unconscious.
The video begins with the man in the blue shirt beating the victim and kicking him back to the floor when he attempts to stand up
The man is then punched further as he lays defenseless on the floor, knocking him unconscious
The man in the black shirt even throws a female friend out of the way in order to get his punch in before attempting to charge a bystander and snatch his phone away.
While the two attackers haven’t been publicly identified, one suspect has been arrested in connection to the assault.
The victims also remain unidentified, but took their story to KCAL9 and details the harrowing attack.
‘Next thing I know, big gorilla’s coming at me. This guy was wailing on me. I fought back but I don’t think I did anything,’ the victim told KABC-TV.
It was at this point the main in the blue shirt came over and started punching him, which prompted the victim to shield himself.
This is around the point the video starts, and the man said ‘next thing I know I see other legs. People pummeling me. My wife came, she said she was pulling people off of me.’
While you can clearly see the man being beaten, his wife’s ordeal was also distressing.
She said she got out of the car after seeing the crowd form around her husband, but when she tried to help, she was grabbed by the hair and thrown to the ground.
‘I felt like I was rammed and thrown and my head hit the pavement, so I blacked out,’ she said.
Her husband backed that up and said ‘She was on the ground knocked out, I was knocked out. Nobody came to help us.’
While the two attackers haven’t been publicly identified, one suspect has been arrested in connection to the assault
The victim’s wife looks around helplessly as her husband is beaten unconscious on the ground, and asked ‘if I wasn’t there, if he had a brain injury and was bleeding to death, who would help him?’
‘To leave my husband on the floor laying to die… if I wasn’t there, if he had a brain injury and was bleeding to death, who would help him?’ she asked.
The two men can be seen fleeing at the end of the video as a crowd of curious onlookers follows.
The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement on the incident: ‘The City of Los Angeles is home to entertainment of many kinds. It is always tragic when acts of violence stain the public’s feeling of safety in attending such events.’
‘The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to restoring the public’s sense [of] safety and seeking justice in this instance and always,’ they added.
The show was part of Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, and the final concert of his sets at Dodgers Stadium took place on Sunday.
The 75-year-old singer was joined on stage by other celebrities such as Dua Lipa, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Jude Law.