A tourist is suing in federal court two members of the U.S. military special force who allegedly beat him up outside the G.I.G. Discotheque in Garapan.
Korean national Ki Pung Kwon filed a lawsuit yesterday against U.S. military special force members Carl Weight Jr. and Marty Joel Lopez for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Kwon, through counsel Ramon K. Quichocho, asked the U.S. District Court for the NMI to hold the defendants liable to pay him damages, attorney's fees, and court costs.
According to the complaint, Kwon and a friend named Tony went to the G.I.G. Discotheque on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 12:30am.
Tony left G.I.G. some 30 minutes later but Kwon called him at 2:40am and asked to be picked up.
As Kwon was getting inside Tony's vehicle, Weight and Lopez allegedly began taunting and assaulting Kwon.
Quichocho said that when Kwon got into the vehicle, one of the defendants opened the door and punched and hit Kwon.
Weight and Lopez allegedly pulled Kwon out of the vehicle and continued beating and taunting him.
Tony got down the car and tried to stop the beating but one of the defendants stood in front of him and allegedly threatened him.
Tony then called the police, prompting the defendants to run away.
Quichocho said that Tony tried to pick up the unconscious Kwon, but saw that his head was covered with blood.
An ambulance brought Kwon to the Commonwealth Health Center where he received several stitches to the head.
Quichocho said that Kwon also sustained lacerations and bruises in other parts of his body and head and that he also lost a lot of blood.