laker fan pepper-sprayed Jazz fan after game

Friday , November 09, 2012 - 9:37 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY— Salt Lake City police say they were looking for a Los Angeles Lakers fan who allegedly pepper-sprayed a Utah Jazz fan after his team lost.

Police Detective Josh Ashdown says two Lakers fans and two Jazz fans were trash talking during a Wednesday game at EnergySolutions Arena. Security officers eventually threw out the Laker backers when they challenged their rivals to a fight.

Ashdown says the Laker fans later spotted the Jazz fans outside the arena and the fight picked up again.

He says one of the Laker fans pulled out a pepper-spray fogger and let loose before the car he was in sped away.

The Jazz fan was treated and released at a local hospital.

The Jazz beat the Lakers 95-86.

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