The parents of an 18-year-old man fatally stabbed in the heart in a Rose Bowl parking lot Wednesday sued the group that operates the stadium for negligence, alleging their son was killed by a member of a cleaning crew whose members were not properly screened for criminal backgrounds.
Kamryn Stone, a recent high school graduate who was taking real estate classes at West Los Angeles College, was stabbed outside the stadium about 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2019, after Oklahoma’s 48-14 victory over UCLA.
The plaintiffs in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit brought against the Rose Bowl Operating Co., are Stone’s father, Barry F. Stone, and mother, Kristie Campbell-Stone.
The suit additionally alleges premises liability, negligent hiring and assault and battery. The couple seek unspecified damages.
A representative for the Rose Bowl Operating Co. could not be immediately reached.
Stone was killed during his first day as a custodial worker at the Rose Bowl, the suit states. He was employed by Cindy’s Cleaning Service LLC, one of several firms ABM Industries Inc. hired to employ scores of workers needed to clean the stadium after games, the suit states.
Stone’s parents believe the defendants should have known that they were allowing employees onto the grounds who were dangerous and violent, the suit states.
“Workers had come to the stadium from across Los Angeles County and had a host of different backgrounds,” the suit states.
“Some workers came from neighborhoods that were gang-infested and the workers knew gang members well. Other workers were active gang members themselves or held close allegiances to active gang members who were working at the stadium.”
A fight began in a parking lot among the workers and Stone tried to be a good Samaritan by intervening and stopping the violence, the suit states. However, he was kicked and stabbed and died of his injuries the next day, according to the suit.
No Rose Bowl employees capable of providing CPR were present and Stone did not receive quick medical aid even though he was lying in the parking lot bleeding, the suit states.
“This delay in seeking any medical attention increased the pain and suffering which Kamryn was forced to endure, prior to his death, and was a substantial factor causing his death,” the suit alleges.