Veteran NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, the brother of racing legend Rusty Wallace, just wanted to have a nice night out with his daughter. Unfortunately, what started out as some nice father-daughter time ended in a trip to the hospital.
Following a Rascal Flatts concert at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, Wallace and his daughter Lindsay were making their exit when three men jumped him.
According to a statement by Wallace’s other brother, NASCAR announcer Kenny Wallace, the 57-year-old Mike was beaten into unconsciousness and then repeatedly kicked while lying on the ground unconscious. Kenny Wallace said his niece tried to protect her father by jumping on him, but that resulted in numerous kicks to her ribs.
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The three men who administered the beating have reportedly been arrested and charged with assault.
Once he regained consciousness, Wallace reportedly posted post-beating photos on his Facebook page along with a statement to let his fans know what was happening:
I normally would not post personal affairs but this is to help and give advice to our friends, do not ever talk to a group of now what appeared to be drunk or drugged up young adult men or women when you’re trying to get in your car to leave the un guarded PNC amphitheater in Charlotte, NC parking lot after a good Rascal Flatts concert. This is what I looked like after I was knocked out and crap beat out of me. The ambulance driver took this picture we were just supposed to have a fun night. I want to thank my family and friends for helping to protect me from a worse beating as I layed unconscious on the ground.
What’s worse is three of guys that beat my family up were arrested and out of jail before we were out of the hospital.
Kenny Wallace also posted photos on his Facebook page (WARNING: gruesome images and graphic language), saying, “I am ‘tore up’ and ‘sick to my stomach’ about my brother ‘Mike’ and his daughter …”
h/t: Fox News
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