The two men who attacked a fan of Nardo Wick outside a Tampa, FL nightclub have turned themselves in.
According to TMZ, 34-year-old Zachary L. Benton and a 15-year-old male turned themsleves in for felony battery. The 15-year-old also was charged with a minor in possion of a firearm while wearing a mask. The two men are detailed as friends of friends of Wick and did not have a close relationship.
Nardo Wick reached out to the mother of a fan after members of his entourage knocked him out as he asked for a picture.
The 20-year-old fan, identified by his mother as George Obregon Jr., approached Wick outside Club Skye in Tampa when the rapper left. According to TMZ, the fan was attempting to get a picture when he was met with a strong punch that knocked his head into a concrete wall. The fan appears stunned and knocked out on his feet when another entourage member delivers multiple punches, knocking the fan to the ground.
Nardo Wick’s bodyguards sent a fan to the hospital with a concussion and brain bleeding after he asked for a picture 👀— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 28, 2023
In the video, Nardo Wick is seen attempting to stop the assault, but it was too late. The fan was transported to a local hospital and treated for a severe concussion and hemorrhaging.
The mother, Michelle Obregon, wrote a Facebook message stating, “at no point was my son aggressive at no fuckin point did he show any sign of harm!!! My son wanted a stupid fuckin picture with his favorite artist!!!”
Nardo Wick Security guard knocked out a fan who approached asking for a picture 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/XRLUFavR7R— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) November 28, 2023
In a video released online, Nardo Wick apologized to the fan and stated he had contacted the mother. “I just want him to know that I ain’t condone that,” Wick said. “I ain’t want that to happen.”
Nardo Wick apologizes to the fan who got brutally attacked by his crew after trying to get a picture with him, and wants to make it up to them pic.twitter.com/dMy11Tu8zN— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) November 29, 2023