Fassler The Theater Parking Wrassler

by The Editors on November 28, 2007

Kurt Fassler, 28, who is being charged with “assault and causing great bodily injury” after allegedly beating John Travers over a parking spot at the La Costa 6 UltraStar Cinema in Carlsbad last June has plead “not guilty”, according to a story in The Coast News.

How it all started? Apparently, Fassler’s wife Rita was trying to save an open parking spot by standing in it and blocking entry to the Travers’ as they attempted to pull in. One witness, Brent Van Der Linden said that Rita Fassler jumped into the spot only after Travers’ car was already pulling in:

He said they made it about three feet before Rita Fassler appeared in the spot with her hand held up to say, “Stop.” Van Der Linden said she began making a “dramatic” play for the spot by lunging forward onto the Travers’ hood. “She said, ‘You tried to hit me, why did you try to run me over?”’ Van Der Linden testified.

Rita later reportedly screamed: “Wait till my husband gets here and beats the s—t out of you.” In the reported attack that followed Travers was knocked unconscious, and then beaten while he was on the ground causing him to lose teeth and need repeated surgeries.

What the story fails to mention is the title of the movie that was so important to the Fasslers. Our guess? Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End.

[Link: The Coast News]

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Herman Siemsen November 28, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Very dangerous area it seems to me….no spot is worth all that although it was a little boon to the dentist that had to fix Travers up…..

J. Nichols November 29, 2007 at 9:56 am

I had the same thing happen to me at La Costa – parking was tight, and as I tried to pull into a spot a man blocked me with his body. He told me his wife had gone to get the car and that this was “his spot”.

I tried to reason with him, saying “first come, first served”, but he was unmoved (literally). I got pretty upset, but decided it would do no good to escalate further.

BTW, it was at least 5 minutes before his wife arrived with the car to put in “their spot”. Pretty rude and unreasonable, IMHO.

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