Arrest made in stadium parking lot brawl
Last Updated: 68 days ago
SAN DIEGO - One man has been arrested and police are closing in on the others accused in a dangerous brawl in the parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium.
It occurred after the Chargers' win over the Cowboys on Sunday.
Video of the brawl shows a tall man wearing a Cowboys jersey, clearly upset.
"He apparently was knocking over chairs and he's upset that the Cowboys lost," said Peter Rhoades, who recorded the video.
Rhoades said he thought the man looked volatile so he started recording as other people seemed to be trying to calm the man down.
The tall man then walks around some vehicles and then a woman gets in on the action.
"And she just comes up and hits him, and it's not really cool, but that's even more uncool," said Rhoades.
A man in a white sleeveless shirt then ambushes the tall man by smashing a beer bottle over his head.
"He didn't even go down, but another gentleman tried to help push that guy back from maybe doing it again or getting into a fight and that's when he got hit over the head with a bottle," said Todd Bowen, who witnessed the fight.
Bowen, Rhoades' friend, was several feet away when the second bottle was smashed over the head of another man who appeared to be trying to break up the fight.
"A piece of glass must've just shot off the top of his head like it shot out of a gun, and about a 3-inch piece of glass actually stuck out of my arm," said Bowen.
Bowen pulled the piece of a Miller Lite bottle out of his arm, which still has a bruised cut on it. Both he and his friend who recorded the melee say they are glad they have video proof.
10News has learned the man in the white sleeveless shirt is 41-year-old Ramon Heredia. He was arrested and is now facing a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Police are still working to identify the second man involved in the attack.
"It all just seems so childish and the alcohol that was involved is probably the biggest factor," said Rhoades.
When 10News contacted the Chargers about the story, they said they had not seen the video but pointed to the new code of conduct, which extends to the parking lot and includes no glass bottles, fighting or excessive drinking.
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