Beating of Dodgers Fans at Angel Stadium Reported 3 Days Before Attack on Giants Fan at Dodger Stadium

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The eyes of the sports world, especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco, have been focused on the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on April 1.

What has received far less notice was the beating of a pregnant woman and her brother, apparent Dodger fans, at Angel Stadium three nights earlier.

Dennis Romero gets the scoop for our big sister news blog, LA Weekly's The Informer.

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Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly
Beaten LA
The incident occurred at the March 29 preseason Freeway Series game in Anaheim, which yours truly and photographer Christopher Victorio attended.

(Here is Chris' slideshow and my game post and follow-up).

A member of "The Dirty Army" reported on TheDirty.com about what he says he witnessed that night at the Big A:

After two groups of opposing fans clashed over which team is better, a guy wearing a Dodgers shirt was jumped by four Angels fans. The victim's seven-months pregnant sister jumped in to help him and was also roughed up.

The witness reports that the woman was kicked and pummeled while she was down and, like her brother, had to be hospitalized overnight.

The blog poster claims that the woman "started going into labor prematurely and the baby is being given medication to help his lungs develop. His heart rate keeps falling though and doctors are unsure about whether he's going to make it."

Romero, the LA Weekly news blogger, reports that Anaheim Police spokesman Sgt. Rick Martinez made the incident sound much less serious after being contacted.:

There was a fight between two groups of opposing fans. It was a result of some comments made regarding one team and then the victims said something worse about the opposing team, which escalated to a physical confrontation.

As a result, the male had a laceration under his eye with bruising. Both victims were treated released.

Martinez reported that the victims gave police too little to go on in terms of physical descriptions to find the attackers.


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voice of another
voice of another

you wanna believe this shit? go ahead and be an idiot. the media is just a bias group of people stating their views. the 2 dodger fans were the ones who started the fight. it wasnt 4 on 1 it was 1-on-1. as for the pregnant idiot why try to shame her brother by trying to help him win his fight that he started? dont start a fight unless you know the consequences.

oh week of being hospitalized more like treated and released right away.

the cops for once are right.

smhguy
smhguy

this is a bunch of bullshit. i heard about what happened. the dodger fans LIEDDDD their butts off. 4 against 1? more like 1-on-1.

As for the the pregnant chick, she was the one trying to start the fight. great mother material right there.!

MayhemInTheHood
MayhemInTheHood

Jesus titty fucking christ. We're going off an anonymous poster from The Dirty? SERIOUSLY?

Why even bother bringing up the shit that doesn't even come close to corroborating with the police report...like " ... Started going into labor prematurely and the baby is being given medication to help his lungs develop. His heart rate keeps falling though and doctors are unsure about whether he's going to make it."?? Way to perpetuate some bullshit, guys.

Not only is this story bullshit(until you, the journalist whose job it is to investigate this sort of thing, not crib hearsay off of internet muckraking message boards, proves otherwise), but the fact that one set of fans were talking crap about the Dodgers, to which the Dodgers fans ESCALATED the altercation, shows that this was just two mutually negligent parties of asshats that wanted to start shit. Which I hate to tell you, has happened at a handful of games every season in the past 10 years.

yup yup
yup yup

Well I posted yesterday asking possible for someone to know where it happened. I was across the street from the A at the Orangewood $5 parking and saw some white guys jumping a guy and it seemed like one of the girls in the group of 3 was involved also. It was about 3-4 possibly 5 dudes and right after jumped in an Altima and took off speeding away! Sounds like the same story, happened pretty quick right by the hot dog guy where we were at!

Tbplayer
Tbplayer

This doesn't feel right.

The original poster on "The Dirty" said the brother and sister were in the hospital for a week. Coker describes this as "overnight." The Anaheim PD says "treated and released." Well, which is it?

The original poster on "The Dirty" had all kinds of details a bystander wouldn't. He knew the three Dodger fans were a pregnant woman with her husband and brother? He knew a week later that the brother and sister were still in the hospital and that the woman was being given drugs specifically to develop the lungs of the unborn baby? He knows about the baby's heartrate falling? He knows one of the attackers has a giant Angels logo tattooed on his back? He knows the Anaheim PD is looking for the attackers?

Either this person knows the family who was attacked or they're making it all up. And of course, this all came to the blog AFTER the story came out about the incident at Dodger Stadium.

Briansays
Briansays

y'all in so cali so trashystarting to make the Raiders look normal

Jason Andrew Martin
Jason Andrew Martin

This story is BS. The only sources reporting on it are rinky dink internet blogs like this one, all of which are quoting secondary sources.

Robin
Robin

Alcohol only plays a small part of all this. It's all about the person and their idiotic personality that does this kind of crap! Alcohol is no excuse. I certainly do not act like an animal when I drink! Obviously these morons need to be caged!

Culichi1967
Culichi1967

i will go out on a limb and say that the angel fans who kicked the shit out of the pregnant woman were white. just saying...so, where are the headlines? where's the outrage? get fucken witnessess to say that these a-hole angel fans are just as stupid as any other hooligans.pinchi angel bandwagoners.

DKMFAN (the original one)
DKMFAN (the original one)

Some dude with a Russian Accent said he was gonna kick the shit out of some dudes from Tenessee tommorrow at the pond. He said he'd be wearing skates too!

Dan Wooldridge
Dan Wooldridge

Not acceptable behavior. Attended the Angels/Dodgers game at the Big A, and surrounded by Dodger fans that were all very happy and friendly, despite my wearing an Angels cap, shirt and windbreaker. Baseball is a game, folks. Lighten up on the brewskies, and enjoy the great game at a great ballpark! Guess Anaheim needs to get the horses in the parking lot, and post an 800 emergency number for incidents in park and parking lot.

yup yup
yup yup

Where did this take place? Parking lot at Big A? Parking lot across from the Big A on Orangewood?

tuna
tuna

quit drinking

Haberchad
Haberchad

I'm an Angels fan who was jumped by Dodgers fans AFTER THE HOME RUN DERBY. Yes, a neutral team event. I'd never seen them or spoken a word to them. That didn't make Inside Edition either.

Sec38
Sec38

Bread and circuses don't seem to keep today's proles in check.

dodgerfan123
dodgerfan123

@voice of another The fact that a pregnant woman was in the fray should have stopped everything. Only a cowardly, pathetic, douchebag would put their hands on a pregnant woman no matter what she says. Piece of shit cabrone

dodgerfan123
dodgerfan123

@smhguyThe fact that a pregnant woman was in the fray should have stopped everything. Only a cowardly, pathetic, douchebag would put their hands on a pregnant woman no matter what she says. Piece of shit cabrone!

smhguy
smhguy

it is a bunch of bull those sibling lied thier asses off to appear as the victim even though they were the instigators

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Yeah, because the Anaheim Police Department is a "secondary source." Idiot.

DubV
DubV

Thank you for your Draconian input Mr. Robin Mussolinni, you are the poster child for well behaved alcohol consumers everywhere. Alcohol is scientifically proven to impair not only cognitive ability and judgment but also decreases hand-eye coordination and motor skills hence bar fights in Huntington and Newport Beach. Think before your write CaCa CeSos.

Dwayne
Dwayne

If you read the ORIGINAL linked story on The Dirty, the attackers are described as having that "cholo look." Sorry homeboy, but going out on the limb by not reading caused the limb to break and you came crashing down to hard pavement.

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

"Lighten up on the brewskies" exactly!! Liquid courage never pans out well....

Tbplayer
Tbplayer

According to the story on the "Dirty" it was right in front of the stadium, just past the big hats. And that's why I'm not believing this story as told by the original blog.

This is the problem with the internet. Someone sends in an "eyewitness" account to a blog, who publishes it without any kind of verification, then LA Weekly picks it up and republishes it, then OC Weekly picks it up and republishes it, and I'm sure it's going to get picked up again.

This is all AFTER the LA blog was told by Anaheim PD that the biggest injury was an eye laceration and people were treated and released. No premature labor, no hospitalization for a week, nothing even close. Yet, the LA Weekly still decides to give more credibility to the anonymous eyewitness than the Anaheim PD.

DubV
DubV

I wouldn't want you as my Attorney... weak line of questioning?

DubV
DubV

You also probably weren't pregnant CaCa brains...

Jason Andrew Martin
Jason Andrew Martin

Wow, you're a smart one! But, allow me to point out what your brilliance wouldn't have missed had only your head not been up your ass. What does this article cite as the source of the quote from the Anaheim Police Department? The L.A. Weekly, which is A SECONDARY SOURCE!!! Not to mention, The L.A. Weekly cites some other BS secondary source, TheDirty.com. So, this article is actually a third rate source. It's ok though, I understand your confusion. After all, I'm assuming you are a Dodger fan =).

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smhguy
smhguy

i was told by people that went that they were wearing super mario shirts. seems choloish to me! [sarcasm]

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Wisest words yet uttered in this horrible tale—wish that others realized this...

MayhemInTheHood
MayhemInTheHood

Whoa whoa whoa...but dude, it was from some poster on TheDirty.com!!!!! It's gotta be true!!!!!!!!!!

Quit letting facts get in the way of clicks and SEO metrics, man!

Naktia
Naktia

Why are you getting involved in an altercation if your pregnant in the First place? Plus if i was with my pregnant wife at a sporting event and some drunken fool started talking trash i would simply take the high road and walk away.

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