Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen attacked by teen in Florida
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen suffered a head harm after a 19-year-old spring breaker allegedly attacked him outdoors his Florida resort over the weekend.
Max Edward Hartley — an Ohio resident vacationing in Fort Lauderdale — was hiding behind a pillar earlier than he ran full pace towards the 59-year-old drummer, in response to a Fort Lauderdale police report cited by the Daily Mail. Allen has just one arm resulting from a New Year’s Eve automotive accident in 1984.
Allen was standing close to the valet space of the Four Seasons Hotel, smoking a cigarette, when he suffered the blow. He was knocked to the bottom, and his head hit the cement, “causing injury,” the police report mentioned.
A girl got here working from the resort to assist the musician, however then Hartley allegedly turned on her, attacking her as she tried to run again inside. According to police, Hartley “continued to batter her” whereas she was on the bottom. He then grabbed her by the hair and dragged her from the foyer to the sidewalk earlier than he fled the world, the report mentioned.
Hartley was allegedly watching the musician earlier than he assaulted him. The 19-year-old was arrested shortly after the assault close to the Conrad resort, the place he broken a number of autos within the parking storage. Allen offered a press release to police and requested prosecution.
Hartley was charged with two counts of battery, 4 counts of legal mischief, and a rely of abusing an aged or disabled grownup.
Allen was staying within the Fort Lauderdale space to carry out at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Sunday. Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are within the midst of their World Tour 2023, which started final month and can conclude in August.