He Was About To Win The Race, Then Felt A Stinging In The Back Of His Head…

On Saturday, a shocking video of the attack on a high school track star was recorded after being sucker-punched in the middle of a race by another athlete who was not competing.

Parents and the audience were shocked after witnessing senseless violence during the Tohopekaliga Tiger Invitational in Kissimmee.

According to the New York Post report:

The incident occurred during the 1,600-meter race at the Tohopekaliga Tiger Invitational in Kissimmee, Fla., where an athlete who was not in the race got in the way of the first-place runner, who reportedly told the disrupter to get off the track.

Things escalated on the next lap when the other athlete further impeded the race, prompting a shove from the runner. The other athlete retaliated by chasing him down and delivering a sucker punch to the back of his head.

The video was posted on Twitter that went viral, the frightening assault as it unfolded, with one onlooker saying, “Are you f***ing kidding me? Are you f***ing kidding me?”

The New York Post report also added:

Things escalated on the next lap when the other athlete further impeded the race, prompting a shove from the runner. The other athlete retaliated by chasing him down and delivering a sucker punch to the back of his head.

The lawyer of the punched runner, Nathan Carter told TMZ that his client suffered a concussion and was considering a lawsuit. And added that the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office falsely claimed his client didn’t want to press charges.

“The family of the victim did want to press charges for this vicious attack and assault caught on video and witnessed by hundreds of people. The OCSD deputy told the family that if [my client] pressed charges then he would also be arrested for battery,” he said. “Only because of this threat did the family choose not to press charges.”

He added, “They could have prevented the CC athlete from standing on the track during the first turn. Or they could have moved the CC athlete after the first lap incident. Or they could have moved the CC athlete before the second lap incident. Or they could have stopped the CC athlete before he chased [my client] down and sucker-punched him. They had many opportunities to prevent this and failed to do so.”

Sources: The Western Journal, The New York Post, TMZ

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