A 19-year-old man has been charged with assault after he allegedly attacked Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen exterior a resort in Florida on Sunday.
Police declare Ohio native Max Edward Hartley jumped out from behind a pillar and charged at Allen, who had misplaced an arm in a automobile accident in 1984. Allen, 59, was reportedly smoking a cigarette exterior the 4 Seasons in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on the time of the assault.
The cost from Hartley prompted Allen to fall over and “hit his head on the bottom inflicting damage,” in keeping with a police report from the Broward County Sheriff’s Workplace.
A girl contained in the resort witnessed the assault and tried to intervene. Police declare she was additionally attacked, and that Hartley continued to “batter her by hanging her” whereas she lay on the bottom. When she tried to flee, Hartley reportedly grabbed the sufferer by her hair.
Hartley has been charged with two counts of battery, 4 counts of prison mischief and abusing an aged or disabled grownup with out nice hurt.
After the assault, Hartley fled the scene however was arrested at a close-by resort the place he was caught breaking automobile home windows.
Hartley was launched on bail from Broward County Jail on Tuesday. He has not commented publicly on the fees towards him.
7News Miami requested Hartley if he was a Def Leppard fan however didn't obtain a response.
Allen is cooperating with police and intends to press prices, the outlet reported.
Def Leppard, the English rock band shaped in 1976, was in Fort Lauderdale to co-headline a efficiency with rock band Mötley Crüe on the Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge and On line casino on Sunday.
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