By Mary O’KEEFE
Once again Dodger Stadium is the scene of another beating. This time the apparent instigating circumstance was a minor traffic collision on Sunday after the Dodger game.
“There was a minor traffic collision as [the suspect and victim's vehicle] were coming out of the parking lot,” said Los Angeles Police spokeswoman Officer Wendy Reyes. “This initiated a dispute and physical altercation.”
Arthur Morales, 30, of Monrovia allegedly got out of his vehicle and began beating the 34-year-old victim. As the suspect was attacking the victim three of Morales’ friends – Alejandro Briceno, 29, of La Crescenta and Alan Trujuillo, 29,
and Ulisis Briceno, 26, both of Los Angeles, joined in the beating.
“[Morales allegedly] punched and kicked the victim, then at one point the three other suspects came over and [held] the victim down while [Morales] kicked the victim in the face,” Reyes said.
There were several witnesses to the beating; security and LAPD officers were flagged down to help.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“His face was swollen and legs were bruised and scraped,” Reyes said.
A pregnant woman was in the victim’s vehicle at the time of the incident. She was not injured but transported to the hospital for observation.