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Four arrested in beating of man in Dodger Stadium parking lot

May 21, 2012|By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times

A minor traffic accident after the Dodgers’ win over St. Louis on Sunday night sparked a fight that resulted in the beating of one man and the arrests of four others, Los Angeles police said.

The beating victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital and released, police said. A pregnant woman who was a passenger in his car was taken to the hospital for observation as a precaution and also was released.

Occupants of the other vehicle, four men in their 20s, were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and were being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, Los Angeles police officer Bruce Borihanh said Monday.

“There is a lot of security at Dodger Stadium, and they were able to respond pretty quickly,” he said.

Sunday’s incident was far less serious than one at last year’s opening day, when San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow suffered brain damage after he was attacked and beaten following the game.

Stow, 43, has undergone surgeries and intensive rehabilitation but continues to struggle with simple tasks. After a lengthy investigation, police arrested two men who have been charged in the attack and are awaiting trial.

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