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Lakers fan allegedly attacks Jazz fans with pepper spray

November 08, 2012|By Eric Pincus

A Lakers fan attacked a pair of Utah Jazz fans with a can of pepper spray after the game Wednesday night, according to Janelle Stecklein of the Salt Lake Tribune.

At some point during the Lakers' 95-86 loss to the Jazz, two Lakers fans were thrown out of the game after a confrontation developed from "trash talking" with a pair of Jazz fans.

Outside of the arena, the ejected fans later found their same adversaries and the argument continued.

"At that point, one of the Lakers fans pulled out a pepper spray fogger and let loose with it," according to the Tribune.

The Lakers are off to an unexpected 1-4 start, playing without guard Steve Nash, who recently suffered a non-displaced leg fracture.

Naturally the fan base is disturbed by this outcome, but pepper spray?

Police said they are looking for a man in his early 30s who is about 5 feet 6 and weighs about 150 pounds. The man has medium length brown hair and was in a Dodge Charger, according to police.

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You can email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.


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