For release on October 8, 2014 CONTACT: Deborah Hernandez, Deputy District Attorney (408) 792-2868 BROTHERS CHARGED WITH VIOLENT FOOTBALL STADIUM ASSAULT Two Tulare County brothers were arraigned on felony assault charges today for an unprovoked attack on two men in a restroom during a recent San Francisco 49ers home game. The assault by Jose Ramos (aka Amador Rebollero) 27, and 34-year-old Dario Rebollero, both of Traver, left one man injured and his cousin hospitalized in critical condition after surgery. The motive of the attack appears to be that the now possibly-paralyzed victim was in line at the men’s room behind Ramos and “nudged” him on the shoulder to point out an available urinal. Ramos is being held in custody on $350,000 bail. Rebollero’s bail was set at $75,000. Rebollero faces up to 8 years in state prison, if convicted. Ramos could be sentenced to 11 years. The next court date is October 30 for a plea. “This was not a fight. This was an unprovoked and vicious attack against spectators that has left one of them close to death,” prosecutor Deborah Hernandez said. “I would like to thank the Santa Clara Police Department for its incredibly quick and safe apprehension of these suspects.” On Sunday, October 5, at about 1:20 p.m. officers were notified by a stadium employee of the assault inside a men’s restroom located on the 300-level on the north side of the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Evidence, including a smart phone video taken by a witness, shows that the brothers physically assaulted the two victims, punching them numerous times. Witnesses told police that the attack began when one of the victims touched the shoulder of Ramos. Ramos became verbally aggressive. The victim retreated. Without warning, Ramos “sucker-punched” the victim, striking him several times in the head, knocking him unconscious, and causing a serious brain injury. The second victim came to the aid of his cousin and was attacked by both defendants. After the assault, both defendants – who have Norteno gang tattoos - fled from the bathroom, but were quickly located and arrested by officers. One victim was treated for injuries. The other victim, who required emergency brain surgery, has been unable to speak with investigators about the attack. ###