Two tattooed bros got into it off Hollywood Boulevard one night and, well, that's not news.
But one of the two was beaten down pretty bad. And much of the violence was captured on video. Today the Los Angeles Police Department released edited video of the suspect in action because it wants your help in tracking him down.
Here's what cops say happened:
On Halloween night [added: it happened about 2:55 a.m. on Nov. 1, a detective told us] the two started fighting at Orange Drive and Hollywood Boulevard outside the Roosevelt Hotel.
The video shows the victim putting up his fists, so it's not clear if this was simply a matter of one man attacking the other.
However, the aggressor ultimately knocks the victim down and kicks him. According to an LAPD statement:
The Suspect punched the victim several times on the face and body and kicked the victim’s head, causing serious injuries. The suspect then fled eastbound towards Highland Avenue.
Reports indicated there was a Halloween party at the Roosevelt that night, but it's not clear at all whether or not the fighting duo had attended.
The LAPD today offered up an edited version of the video that doesn't show the blows to the victim. An officer told us there was concern that the man's family would have to see the violence. She called it “an edited version that's more appropriate for YouTube.”
We posted both versions below, with the unedited version at the bottom.
The attacker was described by the LAPD as a Latino in his early 30s, about 5 feet, 9 inches, 180 pounds, with “battle dress uniform pants,” “military style black boots, a dark colored watch on his left wrist and … numerous tattoos covering his back and arms.”
Anyone with information about him was asked to call detectives at 213-972-2927.