izzyyzzi (tina448) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Bon Jovi Concert Fight

Witnesses at a Bon Jovi concert say a spilled drink led to a scuffle that has left an Edmonton man a quadriplegic.

Dennis Schulz and fiancee Elana Hartman were enjoying the concert July 12 at Rexall Place in Edmonton.

Schulz, 40, had his neck broken and spinal cord permanently injured when a man fell on his head.

People who saw the incident say Schulz could do nothing to protect himself.

Vaughn and Toni Lasell were sitting nearby at the concert and say it started when a woman spilled a drink, another woman took offence and then the boyfriends stepped in.

"The guy in front of us looked like he was going to come over the seat, " Vaughn Lasell said.

"It looked like he was going to hit him and the guy in the row beside us pushed back and that guy went over and down a couple rows and landed on the other guy's head."

Toni Lasell said Schulz's head "was just hanging on his chest, he looked unconcsious."

Schulz cannot move, eat, drink or even cough by himself, and doctors have told him he won't be able to return to his job as a journeyman machinist.

"Nobody would have thought that you go there and never come out the same again," he said from his hospital bed.

Hartman said she's disappointed that police say it's not a criminal matter.

"I'm lost, I don't know what else to do. There are two men out their who deserve to be punished for what they've done to our lives."

Edmonton police say they weren't called to Rexall Place that night and say it's a civil matter.

No one gave statements and one of the men involved in the fight fled after the incident.

The couple say they have met once with insurance adjusters for Northlands Park, the owners of the arena, but haven't heard back from them.

Northlands said in a release it was aware of an incident that happened at the Bon Jovi concert and "appropriate" parties" are investigating.





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