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Man Sues Dodgers, Saying He Was Attacked by Guards For No Reason

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    Man Sues Dodgers, Says Security Beat Him Up

    A man says he was beaten by security guards at Dodger Stadium and now suffers with permanent damage. Now, he wants the Dodgers to pay for his injuries. Beverly White reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

    (Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019)

    A man sued the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, alleging he was attacked by security guards in a Dodger Stadium restroom during a game last spring.

    A representative of the Dodgers could not be immediately reached for comment on the suit filed by Daniel Antunez in Los Angeles Superior Court. He's seeking unspecified damages.

    Cellphone video inside Dodger Stadium last April shows Antunez swarmed by security guards, escorting him and his friends down the concourse.

    Antunez went with friends to see the Dodgers play the Florida Marlins on April 24, 2018, to celebrate his birthday, according to his court papers.

    Two Sought in Attack of Man at Dodger Stadium

    [LA] Two Sought in Attack of Man at Dodger Stadium

    Detectives are searching for a young man and woman who severely injured a father at Dodger Stadium's parking lot. Gene Kang reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

    (Published Thursday, April 4, 2019)

    Members of the security team became involved after a woman with Antunez accidentally spilled beer on another fan, according to the plaintiff.

    "He announced he's going to the restrom," Antunez attorney Daniel DiDoneto said. "Basically [he] was pushed, tackled, thrown to the ground by three, four or maybe more security personnel.

    The attorney shared documents and x-rays in support of a $2 million dollar lawsuit filed Tuesday for a client he said suffered a broken ankle, was handcuffed by security and pushed to the exit of the stadium in a wheelchair.

    Antunez' lawsuit follows the case of Rafael Reyes, who was hospitalized on life support since Dodger fans beat him on the parking lot last month. Reyes' family said Dodger security failed.

    Daniel Antunez' lawyer believes scrutiny of Dodger security is overdue.

    "They just went overboard with just a regular guy," he said, "and it's unclear why."

    Family of Man Attacked at Dodger Stadium Hires Attorney

    [LA] Family of Man Attacked at Dodger Stadium Hires Attorney

    The victim is still on life support, and lawyers representing the man said Dodger Stadium could be partially responsible. Darsha Philips reports for the NBC4 News at 5 Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

    (Published Tuesday, April 2, 2019)

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