Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Injured After Assault Exterior Florida Resort – Rolling Stone

A 19-year-old vacationer was arrested and charged with battery, prison mischief, and abusing an aged or disabled particular person for the assault

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was attacked by a 19-year-old man exterior of his lodge in Florida over the weekend, in keeping with a Fort Lauderdale Police report obtained by Rolling Stone.

Max Edward Hartley — an Ohio resident visiting the Fort Lauderdale space — was arrested and charged with two counts of battery, 4 counts of prison mischief, and a depend of abusing an aged or disabled grownup after lunging on the musician “at a full run” whereas exterior of the 4 Seasons lodge.

The seemingly unprompted assault brought on the 59-year-old drummer — who lives with one arm because of a 1984 automotive accident — to “hit his head on the bottom inflicting damage,” per the report, considered by Rolling Stone. Hartley was allegedly watching the musician from “behind a pole” earlier than the assault.

After placing Allen, Hartley allegedly hit one other girl who had come out to assist the musician. “Whereas she is on the bottom, the defendant continues to batter her by placing her. [She] makes an attempt to flee by operating into the lodge,” the report learn. “The defendant then grabs [her] by her hair and drags her out of the foyer and again onto the sidewalk earlier than fleeing the world.”

Hartley was arrested close to the Conrad lodge after he broken “quite a few autos” within the parking storage, per the report. Allen supplied a sworn assertion to the police and “expressed his want” for prosecution.

The incident occurred whereas Allen and the band had been staying within the Fort Lauderdale space for his or her co-headlining present with Mötley Crüe within the metropolis on March 12.


A rep for the band declined to remark.

This story was up to date at 3:10 pm ET to incorporate reference to the police report obtained by Rolling Stone.

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