A 28-year-old man pleaded no contest today to punching a fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the man’s mother got into an argument following the Dodgers-Mets playoff game in October 2015.
Michael Rae Papayans of Palos Verdes Estates entered his plea to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and an allegation that he caused great bodily injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
The D.A. provided a rundown of the assault:“On Oct. 9, 2015, a group was confronted by Papayans’ mother as they were heading to their car following a Dodgers-Mets playoff game. She yelled epithets shortly before Papayans joined in a verbal dispute with the group. Papayans then punched a 50-year-old man in the head, knocking him unconscious. As the victim fell to the ground, he hit his head on the pavement, causing him to sustain serious head injuries.”
As part of a plea agreement, Papayans must complete 80 days of community service, serve 14 days in jail, enroll in an anger management course and pay more than $100,000 in restitution. Sentencing is set for Feb. 22, 2018.
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