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Hollywood Bowl Security 'Beating' at Radiohead Concert

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There's a pretty scary and disappointing, but very thoroughly reported story posted today on LA Weekly by Randall Roberts. If all is true and the alleged video survives to make it to YouTube, the internet is going to go nuts on Hollywood Bowl's contract security firm, CSC.

In short, Sean Carlson and Phil Hoelting, promoters of this weekend's annual F Yeah Fest, were at passing out flyers after the Radiohead show on Monday. Michael Reich of Videothing.com was filming them for a documentary. As this was happening, four CSC security officers were roughly ejecting a patron while Reich caught this on film before one officer approached asking "what the fuck" did he think he was filming before grabbing the camera. A little scuffle occurred and Carlson was pushed to the ground. That situation ended and when they were walking away they heard "that shit's going to be on YouTube. We gotta get that tape."

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And so a chase ensued onto Highland Ave., with LAPD reportedly witnessing the tackles and all, but staying out of it, leaving it to Hollywood Bowl security. In an e-mail to LAist, publicist Lisa Bellamore said “we recognize these allegations as very serious, and are cooperating with all involved parties during this investigation.”