Hogan Goes Crazy
Attacks 15 yr-old fan, mother in Rockford, IL
ROCKFORD, IL World Championship Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan was caught on amateur videotape physically abusing a 15 year-old autograph-seeking fan as well as the child's mother on Monday night, following an airing of WCW Nitro at the Metrocenter in Rockford, IL.
The child, who was never identified, was patiently waiting for his favorite wrestler to come out into the parking lot after the show, at about 11:45pm on Monday night. He was wearing the Hulkster's trademark tank top and was accompanied by his mother.
When Hogan finally showed up, the teenager gleefully asked for him to autograph a copy of an old WWF compilation tape for him, but was merely pushed aside and ignored. According to reports, that's when his mother took the tape from the teary-eyed boy's hands and rushed up to a rapidly departing Hogan to plead with him one last time to sign the boy's book.
And that's when things went south.
"He just turned around and grabbed me by my neck," said the boy's mother. "He mumbled something or other about 'kids today' and started strangling me!"
While this was happening, the boy defamed the Hulkster-branded tank-top he was wearing with his marker and rushed to help free his mother from Hogan's evil grasp. Hogan then reportedly threw the mom into a nearby wall, and then began physically abusing the younger boy.
"I don't know what's wrong with him," admitted the child from his hospital bed where he is expected to spend the better part of the next 3 months. "I'm not even old enough to drive, what was the @#$% was he trying to prove?"
Hogan apparently continued his assault until nearby security, alerted by the noise and Hogan's loud "Whatcha gonna do?" taunts, rushed on the scene and restrained the massive madman.
The boy and his mother suffered considerable injuries and were rushed to the nearest hospital, but are now said to be in stable condition. Hogan is being detained overnight.
Neither Hogan or WCW returned our calls on the subject, but a full investigation is pending, and assault charges are confirmed to be brought by the boy's family.