The person who allegedly assaulted Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen exterior a luxurious Florida lodge has posted bond within the weird incident that occurred in Fort Lauderdale earlier this week. In keeping with WSVN, Allen was standing exterior the 4 Seasons lodge having a smoke after his band carried out on the Seminole Laborious Rock Resort and On line casino on Sunday with Mötley Crüe.
A police report notes that Ohio resident Max Edward Hartley, 19, hid behind a pillar exterior the lodge entrance whereas Allen smoked after which allegedly rushed on the drummer at full velocity and knocked him to the bottom. The report says that Allen “hit his head on the ground causing injury” and that when a lady ran out to assist Allen Hartley allegedly attacked her as effectively.
“While she is on the ground, the defendant continues to batter her by striking her,” the police report says. “[She] attempts to escape by running into the hotel. The defendant then grabs [her] by her hair and drags her out of the lobby and back onto the sidewalk before fleeing the area.”
The 911 calls included one from one other caller who mentioned Hartley was trying to interrupt into the Wine Backyard restaurant close to the 4 Seasons, urging, “Send the police here right now! I’m sitting on a f–king suspect!”
Hartley was arrested a short while later after police discovered him at one other lodge allegedly breaking automotive home windows after which charged him with two counts of battery, 4 counts of prison mischief and abusing an aged or disabled grownup; Allen misplaced his left arm after a 1984 automotive accident.
Hartley reportedly posted bail on Tuesday and was launched from Broward County Jail. Allen, who suffered a head harm within the incident, has reportedly supplied a sworn assertion and instructed police that he needs them to prosecute Hartley.
At press time a spokesperson for Def Leppard couldn’t be reached for touch upon the incident or for an replace on Allen’s situation. At press time it additionally didn’t seem as if Allen or the band had responded to the assault on their social feeds.
The Florida present got here simply earlier than a break within the band’s touring schedule, with the subsequent date scheduled for Might 22 in Sheffield, England.
Take heed to the 911 calls beneath.