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Man with 15 prior arrests brutally attacks ‘Lion King’ violinist, promptly gets released with no bail
Prior arrests included assault, menacing a stranger with a baseball bat, and harassing a former partner.
Katie Daviscourt
The Post Millennial
Dec. 18, 2023
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The Big Apple is not so safe for Broadway artists. Musicians have been repeatedly attacked by violent criminals who are preying on them right outside theater doors.

The New York Post reports that a 66-year-old violinist with the Disney production "The Lion King" was brutally assaulted after exiting the Minkskoff Theater's stage doors on Aug. 5. She was shoved to the ground and her wrist was fractured in 10 places, which nearly ended her career, according to the ouetlet.

The 34-year-old suspect who attacked her, Michael Allen, was a repeat offender with a long rap sheet and had just been released from jail, only to re-offend. He had 15 prior listed arrests, which included assault, menacing a stranger with a baseball bat, and harassing a former partner.

Allen was arrested and charged with felony assault in the attack, and was promptly released from police custody—all with no bail.

Another Lion King violinist was attacked multiple times within the past year outside the theater. ...
Full story and photos at Post Millennial

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