(Myers – in no way involved in the item below)
“I was wondering what Walewander and the Dead Milkmen were up to!” writes Repoz, forwarding the following story of (beer) muscles, as penned by South Jersey Online’s Pete McCarthy. Supply your own chants of “ECW, ECW”.
Rich Riskie Jr. was going to the Aug. 10 Phillies game to celebrate his one-year anniversary with his girlfriend.The two were outside the stadium in a parking lot listening to some music and drinking a couple of beers before the game when Riskie said he was confronted by a fellow Mantua Township resident he knew from a prior run-in a year earlier.
“I was going to confront him verbally,” Riskie recalled on Thursday. “Before I had a chance to say anything, he just punched me in the face. All of his little buddies came over and joined in.”
That’s all Riskie remembers from that day.
“Once they got me on the ground, I don’t remember anything from that point to two days later,” Riskie said. “I don’t remember being in the ambulance. I was out.”
Riskie, who turned 22 on Aug. 29, spent three days in a medically induced coma and another week at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia before being released.
He suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. A shoeprint mark was also visible on his face after the attack, police said.
James E. Sprinkle, 19; Stephen Lare Jr., 18; Michael D. Redrow, 21; and Frank J. Landolfi, 20, were all charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy. Charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment were also filed.
Phillies spokesman Michael Stiles said he had no knowledge of the alleged event.
The alleged attack on Aug. 10 was described as “very rare.”