Two men have been charged over a brawl that took place outside one of Elton John’s last Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour concerts at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last November.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the two men were charged with one felony of battery with any serious bodily injury, and one other felony of vandalism or destruction of property. They will be charged on May 15. The charges come about a week after a case was filed and months after a man was arrested following the Nov. 17 incident, which involved several people and a 64-year-old man assaulted in the stadium parking lot.
“What started as an evening of entertainment and revelry ended in violence. Verbal disagreements should never take such a dangerous turn,” said prosecutor George Gascón. “I want to thank the LAPD for their thorough investigation and our prosecutors who carefully reviewed the case to determine what charges to bring. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure our entertainment venues are safe for everyone.”
In November, the unnamed man revealed that the incident was caused by someone hitting a side mirror of his car as he and his wife left the concert. After getting out of the vehicle to ask who did it, he remembered a woman approaching him claiming it was her. She then tried to make physical contact with him and soon after, a man in a blue shirt approached the victim and began to beat him repeatedly.
The victim’s wife, who was also in the car, got out to help protect her husband, but was reportedly grabbed by the hair and thrown onto the pavement, where she said she “blacked out.” got. The victim then said he was recovering from multiple injuries to his head, an ear, an ankle and his back.
After the group of attackers began to walk away, one was accused of grabbing the phone of someone nearby, filming the incident and throwing it on the ground.