HAWTHORNE, Calif. (TCD) -- A 40-year-old father was beaten to death outside a sports lounge after reportedly trying to run a group of people over late Saturday night.
According to KTLA-TV, Melguin Lopez-Santos was allegedly asked to leave Rock It Sports Lounge on Hawthorne Boulevard following a verbal argument just after 2 a.m.
Surveillance video obtained by KABC-TV shows reportedly shows Lopez-Santos returning to the sidewalk outside the bar with his truck and attempting to run over the group of patrons.
Lopez-Santos allegedly lost control and slammed into a tree before causing another fight with the group. Some of the patrons then surrounded the truck and attempted to pull Lopez-Santos out, but he drove away and crashed into a nearby liquor store, just barely missing them. Four men reportedly pulled Lopez-Santos out of the truck after he crashed and proceeded to beat him to death, according to KABC.