Video: Man Brutally Beats Another Man Outside Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man who seriously injured another man in a fight outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Halloween night. A new cell phone video of the beating has been released, showing the suspect punching the victim's face several times.
The two men began arguing inside the Roosevelt Hotel on Oct. 31 over alcohol service, LAPD Capt. David Storaker told KTLA.
"It had to do with them paying for the drink service and whether or not they were allowed to be at the table where they were at," Storaker said.
A valet attendant from the Roosevelt told KABC that he saw the two shouting at each other from opposite sides of the street before the fight broke out at an alley on Orange Drive, across the street from the Roosevelt Hotel.
Part of the fight was captured in this cell phone video, which can be seen at the 0:23-minute mark:
In the video, the suspect, who is shirtless and covered in tattoos, is seen throwing several blows at the victim's face before getting him on the ground next to a car and continuously punching his head as others try to intervene and stop the fight. However, in the video, it's hard to get a clear look at the suspect's face.
Police told KABC that the suspect also kicked the victim in the head. He then fled eastbound toward Highland Avenue.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he was treated for his fractured eye socket and got several stitches, reported KTLA. He's been released from the hospital.
Authorities described the suspect as a Hispanic male between the ages of 30 to 35, standing between 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing between 170 to 190 pounds.
He has several tattoos covering his back and arms. The suspect was last seen wearing BDU-style black pants, military-style black boots, and a dark colored watch on his left wrist.
Anyone with information on the suspect is ask to call Detective E. Reyes at 213-972-2927.