Def Leppard Member Assaulted Outside Florida Hotel

The drummer of legendary rock group Def Leppard was assaulted outside the hotel he was staying at after a show in South Florida.

Rick Allen, who sadly lost his arm in a car accident back in 1984, was outside the Four Seasons in the valet area for a smoke. That’s when a very strange and scary encounter happened.

Allen was in South Florida to perform a show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino over the weekend.

The show, this past Sunday, had Def Leppard co-headlining with Mötley Crüe.

Allen, 59, was staying at the Four Seasons on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

According to a police report, he was violently attacked by Max Edward Hartley, 19, who was visiting from Ohio.

Bailey bailed out of the Broward County Jail on Tuesday. He was met by a 7News photographer who questioned why he would knock over a man with one arm and whether he knew that the man was Def Leppard’s drummer.

“Max, are you a Def Leppard fan?” he’s asked.

Hartley turned away without comment.

Fort Lauderdale Police said Hartley was hiding behind a pillar outside the hotel while Allen was smoking his cigarette when Hartley, according to the report, ran at full speed at Allen, knocking him to the ground.

The report states Allen “hit his head on the ground causing injury.”

The report then says a woman ran out of the hotel to help Allen, and Hartley, police said, then attacked her.

According to the report, “While she is on the ground, the defendant continues to batter her by striking her. [She] attempts to escape by running into the hotel. The defendant then grabs [her] by her hair and drags her out of the lobby and back onto the sidewalk before fleeing the area.”

Hartley was arrested after he was found at a nearby hotel breaking car windows.

The suspect said nothing to 7News cameras besides, “Stop,” as he held his arms up to shield his face, showing visible injuries on his elbows.

He has been charged with two counts of battery, four counts of criminal mischief, and abusing an elderly or disabled adult.

Allen provided a sworn statement to police and told them that he indeed wants to prosecute.

7News has reached out to Allen’s media team to see whether he would be available for comment, but as of Wednesday evening, there has been no response.

2 thoughts on “Def Leppard Member Assaulted Outside Florida Hotel

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  1. Why do entitled people feel ENTITLED? Imagine this person, bets are he is a liberal and attacking a one armed older man who did absolutely nothing to him and a woman trying to protect the innocent victim. Wow isnt he the “MAN” the EPITOME of the left’s thinking, do whatever flies up for skirt , because if it feels good do it. A few of the drummers friends should pay this “HERO” a visit

  2. It is time to either get some controls in place. Either get these millenials, left, ANTIFA, and BLM gutter trash under control by keeping them in prison, an actual prison, not a hotel with guards, bring the military in to clean up these cities or flat out shoot them. This is ridiculous these obnoxious punks have no discipline, focus, integrity, or self respect!

    This falls back on the administration in place. No more democrats or RINOs killing this country much less the idiots that vote them in! This country is an utter cesspool and nothing at all is being done to fix it!

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