A former WWF wrestler was violently beaten by six young men right in front of his California home over a parking spot.
Tom Magee, 59, was left with a broken jaw, broken eye socket and a concussion in the attack.
The horrific incident took place on Tuesday in the Mar Vista neighborhood where Magee also serves as watch dog.
Blood is visible spattered on the sidewalk where the vicious attack unfolded.
‘Tom came and encountered the young men, and it proceeded to a fight,’ Kendall Noxxel, Magee’s friend, said to CBS.
‘It was sort of a conflict over who was allowed to park in this spot,’ he added.
‘They were literally kicking him, punching him in the face and in the head,’ another neighbor said.
She said neighbors came outside upon hearing the commotion, sending the men running.
Magee was incoherent after the attack.
He was taken the hospital and has since been released and is recovering at home.
‘To me, it was attempted murder. If we wouldn’t have come out here I don’t know if he would be alive. To look at his face if you saw his face right now and saw what they were doing to him, he’s really lucky to be alive,’ the neighbor said.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the incident.
On Thursday two men – Justin Lee, 20, and Degrate Bryant, 20, were taken into custody.
Both have been booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Magee is a Canadian champion power lifter who made a name for himself in the ring, weighing a hefty 265 pounds and towering at 6ft 5in.
His professional career took off in the 1980s when he fought in the WWF and placed second in the 1982 World’s Strongest Man competition.
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