Video: Canyon Country musician attacked with an ax
Andy Torres was practicing drumming on Saturday morning when his music apparently made another man so angry he attacked the musician with an axe.
“Without warning, I just came from behind…it was very scary, it was surreal,” Torres said.
Torres wore his heavy metal costume and mask, practicing his drums at Todd Longshore Park in Canyon Country just after 7 a.m. Saturday.
He says the attacker came up to him in anger and destroyed his $500 laptop battery.
“He could have just told me to be quiet, to be quiet and I would have obliged him”, Torres said.
Instead, the situation got worse.
“He pulled a handgun out of his jacket and pointed it at me,” the musician said. “That’s when I didn’t know what to do anymore.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating, saying the man “smashed the victim’s battery and brandished a firearm at the victim while yelling at him.”
Torres captured the entire incident on camera.
“When he saw the video camera, his expression just changed and he said to me and to the camera, ‘it doesn’t matter if you have me on camera, I’m just going to tell them you have me. attacked, that you attacked me and provoked me.”
Video captured the suspect and his car.
“I’m very lucky to be alive,” Torres said.
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