The Los Angeles Police Department Friday is investigating an alleged assault on a fan possibly involving family members of a Rams player at a playoff game.
The attack occurred in the stands of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last Saturday when Henry Romero told ABC7 he was brutally beaten in front of his 13-year-old daughter, Yasmine, by three large men.
“I felt three big men hitting me. Hit me in the head back of the neck and in my face,” Romero, who suffered a fractured eye socket, told ABC7.
The melee occurred when Romero and his daughter walked down to see the players and take some pictures. He said security asked them to move because they were escorting people out who were sitting in the Rams family section, the station reported.
A woman then began arguing with Romero.
“We have an idea of who, but (she) kind of started arguing with me,” Romero said.
The woman allegedly told him he needed to move because she was “the player’s family.”
An argument ensued before Romero and his daughter started to walk back to their seats, but that is when Romero said he was attacked.
“For her to lunge at me, I was completely caught off guard and that’s when she was pushed down. I just went to kind of protect myself,” Romero said.
The girl also was hit in the skirmish as the three men started punching Romero, ABC7 reported.
Romero said the suspects were quickly escorted out by security, leaving him bleeding in the stands. He told ABC7 he felt abandoned.
There was no word on which player the suspects are related to.
The Romeros filed a police report and the LAPD is now investigating.
“We are aware of an incident following our game and we are working with authorities to determine exactly what happened,” the Rams said in a statement.