Police are investigating the assault by the alleged attackers on a couple in their 60s after Elton John’s concert at Dodger Stadium. | Photos courtesy of TMZ
An arrest has been made after a married couple were beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after an Elton John concert, authorities said Sunday.
Police were not releasing any further information about the arrest, according to Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Officer Rosario Cervantes.
The attack, caught on video, happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday following a “fender bender” after John’s first of three sold-out shows at Dodger Stadium over the weekend, the officer said. LAPD Mike Lopez at the City News Service.
Fender details were not available.
A man and his wife, who had attended the concert, were involved in a collision, exited a vehicle and an argument ensued, which escalated into violence, Lopez said. A woman hit another woman and a man hit another man.
Video immediately after the attack shows a man lying motionless on the ground, still being assaulted – possibly by several assailants – even as others tried to reduce the violence. The man’s wife is seen fetched as she tries to keep an eye on her husband.
“Everyone was gone when the police arrived,” Lopez said. Officers met the victims at a hospital, where they were receiving medical treatment, and filed a report alleging assault and battery.
The man suffered a concussion and a broken ankle, among other injuries, CBS2 reported. The station reported that the female victim said she was knocked unconscious, along with her husband, whom she tried to revive for about 45 seconds, believing he was dead, before finally regaining consciousness.
Entertainment website TMZ posted a video capturing some of the violence and reported that the victims were both in their 60s.
A woman claiming to be the victims’ daughter – and a nurse – posted on Instagram on Friday that her father was still hospitalized with broken bones and head injuries, but both parents “remained unconscious on the floor”. She said four men and two women attacked the couple and neither bystanders nor security guards tried to stop them.
Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to contact the LAPD at 877-527-3247 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Elton John’s last concert of his farewell tour of the United States will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday at Dodger Stadium. He has over 50 concerts scheduled for 2023 in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.