A SoFi Stadium worker was accused of knocking over food from the cart of a street vendor after an alleged altercation.
The alleged June 3 incident occurred after a concert by singer Romeo Santos, who kicked off his summer tour at the Inglewood stadium.
A video of the alleged June 3 incident was posted to Instagram by street vendor activist Edin Enamorado, showing a trail of hot dogs, buns and toppings splayed out on the floor, and the accused employee, Marvin Carroll, walking away.
Enamorado said the cart was being watched by a group of young kids while the mother went to the restroom, when Carroll got in an altercation with another vendor and eventually knocked over multiple carts.
@enamoradoalex_ Shame on you @sofistadium securities have no jurisdiction to use physical force. S/o to my niece @guatemalan_princess_ for not only capturing this but staying by the vendor’s side and obtaining their contact information and we are now in communication with them. #ProtectStreetVendors ♬ original sound – Edin Alex Enamorado
The kids suffered minor injuries, with a 12-year-old girl treated for bruises at a local hospital.
Days later, Carroll held a press conference outside of SoFi Stadium where he denied the claims that he intentionally knocked over the cart and alluded to video evidence that supported his claims.
“I did not push the cart,” Carroll said. “There’s a video camera. Once they release the video camera, you’ll be able to see it.”
The June 7 press conference was held alongside leaders of Project Islamic Hope, who in a press release vowed to aid street vendors moving forward.
“The victims can’t feed their children and families with an apology,” the civil rights organization said. “That’s why our coalition of African American leaders are calling for a L.A. County and City-wide effort to patronize street vendors.”
SoFi Stadium released a statement on the incident, confirming that Carroll worked for a third-party vendor and was terminated from his guest experience services position.
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