Warriors Fan Who Plunged 50 Ft Off Orcale Arena Upper Deck ‘Was Pushed By Cavs Fan’, Says Brother
The father of a Warriors fan who plunged 50 feet off of the upper deck of Oracle Arena on Sunday is pleading for witnesses to step forward to identify the people who "pushed" his son. KRON-4:
“My son came from Los Angeles to come see the Warriors game,” father Ronnie Bimbo said. “It was his dream to come to see a Warriors playoff game. My son’s dream turned into a nightmare.”
His son, 21-year-old Salvator, a Warriors fan, is in the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland. He is in stable condition.
Shortly following the conclusion of Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Salvator was caight up in an altercation between Cavaliers' and Warriors' fans in section 220 of the arena. According to Salvator's brother, who was also there, Salvator was recording the fight on his phone when one of the combatants, a Cavs fan, picked him up by the legs and tossed him over the railing.
“My son’s cheekbone is smashed, his nose, his upper-eye, his head, his brain,” Ronnie said. “He’s leaking from his ears blood. Not very good. He’s a beautiful young man. Did not deserve this.”
Salvator is a father of two.
From the KRON comments section:
James F. • 2 days ago
I was on the upper deck shortly before this happened. There was a bunch of 20 something year old men in Cavs gear celebrating, getting really loud and aggressive. We had kids with us so it was an easy decision to go the opposite way. By the time we got to the bottom of the stairs the victim had already been pushed. Unfortunately my 8 yrd son ran over to the commotion thinking it was a celebrity and saw the young man bleeding on the floor. My thoughts are with Salvador and his family.
Throwing a guy over a railing is basically attempted murder, if that's what happened. Hard to believe that someone didn't record this. Police also need to find Salvator's phone.
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