Christel Reyna Go Fund Me Page

UPDATE: Family of Man Beaten at Dodger Stadium Hires Acclaimed Civil Rights Attorney

April 02, 2019 - 12:58 pm

(KNX 1070) -- The family of a man beaten in a parking lot fight at Dodger Stadium early Saturday morning has retained acclaimed civil rights and personal injury attorney Carl Douglas of  Douglas / Hicks Law, APC.  

Rafael Reyna, 45, allegedly got into a verbal dispute with another man that turned physical sometime after midnight Saturday following the Dodgers game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reyna was punched once by another man and fell to the ground. Christel Reyna said her husband sustained a skull fracture and was left on life support. 

Reyna said she was on the phone with her husband as he was leaving the stadium and heard a woman and a man arguing with him. She said she heard a crack and then her husband started moaning.

Police said they are investigating the encounter as an assault. No arrests have been made.

Reyna Family

The suspect may have driven off in a white SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner, according to investigators.

The Dodgers released a statement saying the team was cooperating with police.

The incident recalled an attack on opening day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011, which left fan Bryan Stow permanently disabled. Two men, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, ultimately pleaded guilty to beating Stow and were sent to federal prison. They were also ordered to pay a share of the $18 million judgment against the Dodgers.

Reyna Family

The 2011 beating drew national attention and led to increased security at the stadium.

Some Dodger fans are calling for increased stadium parking lot security.

The family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise money to cover Mr. Reyna's medical expenses.