A 36-year-old Boston Red Sox fan who says he was stabbed and beaten in Koreatown Sunday night by a group of assailants — including one who told him “this is Dodger country right here” — was continuing to recover Wednesday.
The attack on John Davis, who lives in Los Angeles but is from Massachusetts, occurred shortly after the Red Sox clinched the World Series championship with a game five victory at Dodger Stadium.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Davis was attacked about 11 p.m. Sunday in the area of Third and St. Andrews Streets. The victim was walking home from a store when he was approached by two men in their 20s, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said.
An argument ensued and one of the men stabbed Davis with a sharp object and the other assaulted him, Lopez said.
The victim was then robbed, with Davis writing on Facebook that his attackers took his cell phone and wallet. Officers met him at a hospital, where they took his report, according to Lopez.
Lopez said police had no information about a baseball rivalry contributing to the attack.
Davis told Yahoo Sports he suffered five stab wounds, had several teeth knocked out and suffered a broken nose. He said he was wearing Red Sox gear when he was attacked by two men in Dodger clothes, and one of them told him “this is Dodger country right here.”
On Facebook, Davis thanked people for supporting him and shared details about the attack, which he said involved more than two assailants.
“Sorry I haven’t responded back to most of you guys, just taking it easy right now,” he wrote. “I’ll be in touch to thank each and every one of you. One thing I have learned from this is to not indulge in trash talk with people (you) don’t know! After getting into a brawl with two Dudes the third one whistled for more help, in the blink of an eye I was surrounded by a large group of them and started to fear for my life and just started going Tanzanian devil after they started striking me. I wanted to keep this private at first due to them stealing my phone and wallet because they have a lot of my information! Now I’m hoping justice is served after the investigation.”