A die-hard Yankee fan turned a life-sized bobble-head after being sucker-punched on the Stadium, in accordance with a Bronx Supreme Courtroom lawsuit.
Gregory Everest, 32, of Monroe Township, NJ, misplaced two tooth and required a number of dozen stitches to shut a ugly gash in his head after he was knocked out chilly throughout the Aug. 11, 2018 incident at a Yankees-Texas Rangers sport, the go well with says.
The unidentified assailant was seated in mezzanine part 211, a number of rows behind Everest, who was attending the afternoon sport with two friends, court docket papers state.
Throughout the seventh inning, Everest and his two mates obtained as much as go away the sport when the “visibly intoxicated” patron “cursed, berated and verbally threatened to assault” him, the go well with says. The plaintiff’s lawyer believes the assailant felt his consumer and friends have been blocking their view.
As Everest made his method to the stairway resulting in the mezzanine stage concourse, the unidentified attacker stood up and approached Everest whereas persevering with the vulgar verbal onslaught, the grievance says.
Gregory Everest suffered a big gash after being punched and touchdown on a metal handrail.Handout
Gregory Everest recalled not remembering “something” from the incident, in accordance with his lawyer.Handout
At that time, Yankee Stadium safety responded and “escorted” Everest to the mezzanine concourse the place NYPD officers have been current. The lawsuit alleges Everest was detained by cops and safety for no purpose whereas nothing was achieved to the drunken lout who threatened him.
Everest was standing with the guards and cops adjoining to a metal handrail surrounding the escalators when the unhinged patron swung his fist “over and and between them,” hitting Everest within the face and head, the go well with says.
The roundhouse punch knocked out Everest, who fell “head-first into the metal pointed nook of the hand rail/fencing,” the grievance says.
The incident occurred at a Yankees-Texas Rangers sport on Aug. 11, 2018.Paul J. Bereswill
Everest was transported by ambulance to Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
“He was knocked out chilly. He doesn’t keep in mind something,” lawyer George Stavropoulos advised The Put up, noting the 2 friends recounted the sequence of occasions. The lawyer alleged the phantom “bodybuilder-type” fan disappeared and not using a chase.
Stated Everest via his lawyer: “I’ve been a lifelong fan of the Yankees workforce and gamers, however not a fan of the Yankee group and safety and the NYPD. They let me down.”
Gregory Everest claims he was arrested by Yankees Stadium safety.Charles Wenzelberg / New York Po
The go well with — which seeks $6 million in damages — names the town, the NYPD, Yankee Stadium LLC, Yankee International Enterprises, Legends Hospitality LLC and the “John Doe” assailant as defendants. The Yankees didn’t reply to a request for remark.