Video shows man attacked by security guards at Speedway
Lawsuit filed against Daytona International Speedway
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A lawsuit was filed against Daytona International Speedway after a man said he was beaten by four security guards in an attack that was caught on video.
Roy Adams, 32 said he doesn't know why he was violently attacked at the 500 Club at the Daytona International Speedway in October 2010.
"I was thinking these guys are really trying to hurt me or even kill me," Adams said on Thursday.
The beating was caught on camera, but the events that led up to the attack were not.
"I accidentally bumped into a security guard and he asked me if I was OK and I said, 'Yes, I'm OK. Are you OK?'" Adams said.
Adams said the guard left and came back with three other security guards who asked to speak with Adams outside.
"He slapped the cup out of my hand and another guy jumped on me and grabbed me by the neck. He wrestled me to the ground and this all happened inside the club," Adams said.
Witnesses called police, and, according to the report, they said Adams was violently thrown to the ground outside and then kicked in the head and mouth by the guards.
He said he was kicked so hard he lost his front tooth.
"I was already on the ground and the guy kicked me in my face twice. I blacked out for a second," Adams said.
A spokesman for the Daytona International Speedway said they can't comment on pending litigation but said while this happened on the Speedway's property, it was a private event rented out by Frontline Promotions, which hired its own security guards from EPA Securities.
Adams' attorney, LaDray Gilbert of Marianna, said no one has ever been charged in the attack and hopes to hold them accountable for the brutal beating.
According to the police report, officers never got any statements or identified the security guards at the time because they couldn't find them.
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