Cell phone video captures mob viciously beat and nearly carjack two men in Greektown
DETROIT (WJBK) - Two men are severely beaten and nearly carjacked in front of a Detroit hotel over the Labor Day weekend. It happened in the circular drive in front of the Atheneum Hotel in Greektown.
"I just so happened to look into my driver side mirror and I see a shadow. After the shadow, I just received a bunch of punches. He came from my left side, approached the vehicle and started punching me. Once my buddy finally figured out what was going on, he had guys on that (passenger) side and they got him out of the vehicle. It was history at that point," said Steven Gollman, victim.
Steven Gollman says about eight men from the mob wanted his Corvette. They circled his vehicle and began punching Gollman and his passenger. Gollman, beaten and bloodied, was able to drive off.
Hotel security acknowledged there was a disturbance on the 8th floor that spilled into the lobby and then out into the driveway when Gollman pulled up. He was there to inquire about a room.
"Actually, I still have to go back and forth to the eye doctor. My left side was exposed, so this is the side that he attacked. I did have a shut eye. Like I said, at this point I still can't see as well as I did before," said Gollman.
Detroit police are investigating.