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Monday, December 13, 1999

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Five Arrested After Football Game Fight

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, December 13, 1999

West Valley Detectives arrested four juveniles and one adult in connection with the post game fight that occurred on November 19, 1999, at Pierce College following a football game between Loyola High School and Fontana High School. The fight erupted when a Fontana player assaulted a Loyola coach, striking the coach with his fists. Other Fontana players then attacked other Loyola coaches. The incident, which was video taped, lead to a near riot which was squelched by the actions of the Pierce College police.

On December 8, 1999 four Fontana players were arrested for misdemeanor battery. One 16-year-old subject and two 17-year-old subjects were booked and released to their patents. A second 16-year-old subject was booked and detained at Sylmar Juvenile Hall as his parents were unavailable to take custody of him. The identity of the juveniles is not being released due to their ages.

One adult suspect, 18 year old, Anthony Robinson, was charged by the City Attorney's Office with two counts of misdemeanor battery.

No additional arrests are anticipated.




For Release 9:00 am PST
December 13, 1999