Former NASCAR driver Mike Wallace and his adult daughter were mercilessly attacked by three strangers outside of a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 17. Click through to see the shocking pics of his injuries.
Mike Wallace and his family were leaving a Rascall Flatts concert at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte on Friday, June 17, when the NASCAR superstar stopped to chat with three men in the parking lot. The men suddenly attacked him right in front of his family, according to Mike’s brother, Kenny Wallace, leaving him with brutal injuries. Click through to see the photos of his horrible injuries — be warned that they’re very graphic.
“Mike was talking to one of the three men and then, out of nowhere, one came after Mike like a crazy man,” Kenny, who is also a retired NASCAR driver, told USA TODAY Sports. “Mike was knocked out completely cold. While he was on the ground they continued to beat on him, kicking him in the face.” Kenny was not present for the attack, but received texts from family members while the beating was happening.
Mike’s daughter, Lindsey Wallace Van Wingerden, heroically jumped on top of her dad to stop the brutal beating, but the three assailants were too tough to be stopped. Both were hospitalized as a result of the attack; Lindsey suffered minor injuries, while the retired driver received stitches in his mouth, and lost a tooth. They were released the same night.
Just awful. Not usually a fan of vigilante justice, but the police and courts cant (wont) seem to stop these punks. pic.twitter.com/GUpv2EqKJn
— Dave Moody (@DGodfatherMoody) June 19, 2016
Three men were arrested for the beating: Paul Lucas, 29, Nathan Lucas, 22, and Randolph Mangum, 24. Each were charged with simple assault and each had posted $1,000 bond, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office. Police have no word on what sparked their crazy attack. Mike posted on Facebook that he believed his three assailants were “drunk or drugged up.” We hope he has a safe and speedy recovery, and gets the justice he and Lindsey deserve!
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