Fight in the lobby of a luxury hotel in Rio ends with the guest knocked out

A video circulating on social media exhibits a man being knocked out in the hotel lobby

Marcela Lemos
Rio de Janeiro – RJ

The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro opened an investigation to research a struggle involving three friends at the Hilton Hotel, in Copacabana, in the south of Rio, on the thirtieth. A video circulating on social networks exhibits a man being knocked out in the lobby of the Hotel.

In the photos, it’s doable to look at a Brazilian girl, in a purple bikini, stepping on prime of a black American man, who reacts by punching the girl’s companion, who seems exalted in the photos. The battered man is a German, who falls to the floor immobile. With her companion fallen, the Brazilian tries as soon as extra to assault the American, however ends up being held again by staff.

The video was posted on Twitter with textual content in English. The message explains that the confusion started as a result of the Brazilian and the German didn’t settle for that the American was seen earlier than them.

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The American can be a Diamond Hilton buyer and due to this fact can be entitled to precedence service. Internet customers accuse the girl of racism. The couple filed a police report with DEAT (Special Police Support for Tourism) and reported solely having been attacked by one of the hotel’s friends who had fled the scene, in line with the specialist.

In the photos printed on social networks, it’s doable to see that the American is approached by an worker and leaves the filming location at the skilled’s request.

Whoever movies the confusion says: “It’s all in the digicam”.


The Civil Police of Rio didn’t launch the title of the trio concerned in the struggle. In the video post, a man recognized as HL feedback on the case figuring out himself as the American accountable for the punch.

“They stated I attacked them (…). Hilton would not let me discover the police. I went to an Airbnb [plataforma para aluguel de imóveis] which he had additionally rented. I used to be at the Hilton for my social gathering”, defined the American on the networks.

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When needed, Hilton stated it was conscious of the video posted on the web and stated it was cooperating with the police.

“We are conscious that a video was launched exhibiting an excerpt of a struggle between friends at the Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. We proceed to cooperate with the police in their investigation”, says the observe despatched to the report.
Hotel employees will testify to the police.


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