Fan sues Dodgers, says security roughed him up


VALENCIA, Calif. — A Los Angeles Dodgers fan sued the crew on Tuesday, alleging he was roughed up by safety guards and broke an ankle throughout a recreation final yr whereas making an attempt to make use of the toilet.

Daniel Antunez, 31, is searching for $2 million in a lawsuit that contends six to 10 safety guards jumped him throughout a Dodger Stadium recreation in opposition to the Miami Marlins final April 24, KCBS-TV reported.

The lawsuit follows criticism of Dodgers safety earlier this month after a person was attacked whereas leaving a March 29 recreation. Beforehand, a 2011 assault drew nationwide consideration and led to elevated safety on the stadium.

Antunez’s lawsuit mentioned he went to the sport with a girl who by accident spilled beer on one other fan. The irate fan known as safety, and Antunez’s pal was requested to go away.

In accordance with the negligence and battery lawsuit, Antunez mentioned he accompanied her, however on the way in which out, he tried to make use of a restroom and was grabbed by safety, who had informed him to make use of one other restroom a lot farther away.

Cellphone and surveillance video reveals a variety of safety personnel grabbing Antunez whereas his pal yells: “Hey! He’ll the restroom!”

Antunez wound up on the bottom. He ended up with bruises and a fractured ankle. Antunez finally was handcuffed and brought from the stadium in a wheelchair.

A number of screws had been implanted in Antunez’s ankle to restore the break, mentioned his legal professional, Peter diDonato.

“[It] hurts him when it is chilly [or when] he stands for a protracted time frame. These are everlasting accidents,” the legal professional informed KCBS-TV.

The Dodgers declined to touch upon the lawsuit.

Dodgers safety was criticized earlier this month for not doing sufficient to maintain followers protected.

Rafael Reyna’s cranium was fractured when he was punched and knocked down within the Dodger Stadium parking zone throughout an argument whereas leaving a March 29 recreation between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

On April 2, attorneys for Reyna accused the crew of failing to do sufficient to enhance safety since the same assault occurred eight years earlier.

San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was assaulted by Dodgers followers in the identical lot on March 31, 2011. His mind was severely broken, and he was left disabled. The assault drew nationwide consideration and led to elevated safety on the stadium.

Two followers, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, in the end pleaded responsible to beating Stow and had been despatched to federal jail. Additionally they had been ordered to pay a share of an $18 million judgment in opposition to the Dodgers.


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