According to 7 News Miami, Def Leppard’s Rick Allen was recently assaulted. The scary situation occurred while he was outside of a Four Seasons hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Allen was attacked by 19-year-old Max Edward Hartley, who rushed at him from behind a pillar. The one-armed drummer was reportedly smoking a cigarette when he was hit to the ground. His head was injured after smacking the floor.
A woman tried to help Allen, but she was attacked as well. She reportedly got knocked to the ground, while the defendant continued to hit her. She then tried to get back to the hotel, but was grabbed by her hair and dragged outside.
After the incident, Hartley ended up fleeing the scene. He was then arrested at another hotel where he was smashing car windows. He has since been charged with two counts of battery, four counts of criminal mischief, and abusing an elderly or disabled adult.
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