Max Hartley, 19, was charged with two counts of battery, four counts of disorderly conduct and one count of abuse of an elderly or disabled adult.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida β€” A 19-year-old man from Avon has been charged after allegedly assaulting Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen outside a hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday.

According to a report from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the incident occurred outside the valet area of ​​the Four Seasons Hotel. While Allen smoked, Max Hartley watched him from behind the pillar. Police say Hartley ran and knocked the one-armed Allen back, causing him to hit his head on the ground.

Police say the woman tried to help Allen, but was also knocked down by Hartley, who continued to beat her as she lay on the ground. The woman tried to run into the hotel lobby, but Hartley grabbed her by the hair and dragged her to the sidewalk. Hartley fled the scene and went to the nearby Conrad Hotel, where he damaged several cars in the parking lot before finally being taken into custody, officers said.

Allen, 59, lost his arm in a road accident in Great Britain in 1984. He and Def Leppard had just played a concert with Motley Crue the night before the Florida shooting. Def Leppard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

According to Rolling Stone, The Hartleys were charged with two counts of assault, four counts of disorderly conduct and one count of abuse of an elderly or disabled person. Records show Hartley is a 2022 graduate of St. Ignatius High School, where he played football and lacrosse for the Wildcats.

A portion of the police report was released to 3News and can be seen below.


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