Michelle Munoz says she attended the Sept. 20 game against the New England Patriots and was assaulted by Jets fans and thrown to the ground, causing her to suffer back injuries.
The suit, filed in late July, names the Giants and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operated Giants Stadium. The stadium was torn down this year to make way for a new stadium that is owned by the Giants and Jets.
The Jets were not sued.
Evan Foulke, a lawyer for the Munozes, said his clients notified security personnel at halftime about fans who were becoming unruly, but that no action was taken. The incident occurred near the end of the game, a 16-9 Jets win, and left Michelle Munoz with cervical spine injuries, according to the lawsuit.
The suit seeks unspecified damages.
Through spokesmen, the Giants and the sports authority declined comment on the suit Monday
Enlarge photo Channel 2 Action News Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department investigates the fatal shooting of a security guard at an Ingles store in Cumming.
That employee was arrested Monday after “he started spilling the beans on everybody,” Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton told the AJC.
After the employee’s revelation, authorities arrested three of his co-conspirators at the Mall of Georgia Monday afternoon, Paxton said. They were taken into custody without incident.
Sheriff’s deputies and Cumming police continue to search for more suspects, including the gunman who shot guard David Casto, 37, in the head, Paxton said. Casto’s body was left in the store freezer.
“We do not feel confident that the actual killer is in custody, the one who did the shooting,” Paxton said. “There are two different locations where we’re still serving warrants that will produce more evidence.”
Casto, a Winder resident, was employed by Executive Security Services of Atlanta, which supplies security for Ingles.
Casto was one of three employees in the Canton Road grocery store at the time of the robbery. The other two, a man and woman, were not hurt. They were tied up with duct tape and left in the cooler, too.
Paxton said it appeared Casto was disarmed well before he was shot.
“The evidence is pretty compelling,” Paxton said. “It was a senseless killing.”
The store closed at 11 p.m., and it’s unclear whether the robbers came in just before or just after closing, Paxton said. There were no customers inside.
The store does not have surveillance cameras.
However, Paxton said these may be the same suspects who robbed a Waffle House and a convenience store in Forsyth County in the past two weeks.
“There are similarities between all three robberies,” he said.
At one point during Sunday’s robbery, two gunmen took the man and woman to the office while the third gunman stayed in the cooler with Casto, Paxton said. When the man and woman were brought back to the cooler, Casto was dead, Paxton said.
“It appears only the one gunshot was fired” during the incident, Paxton said. He would not say what kind of weapon was used.
The robbers escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The surviving employees were able to remove the duct tape fairly quickly. The 911 call came in at 11:31 p.m.
Initially, those employees were both described as victims. It was only later that authorities discovered the male employee “was a co-conspirator,” Paxton said
Stacy Swallows, 45, of Shipley Cemetery Road in Sale Creek, was booked at 8:52 a.m. Sunday on nine counts each of aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to records at the Hamilton County Jail. He was being held on a $180,000 bond, records show.
Janice Atkinson, spokeswoman for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, said police were dispatched at 10:42 p.m. Saturday to Shipley Hollow Road at Shipley Cemetery Road in reference to a shots-fired call.
On their way, police were told that Swallows had several people held at gunpoint, and he was waiting for police to arrive, she said.
Upon arrival, police confiscated an assault rifle from Swallows and began to investigate, Atkinson said.
The teens, aged 16 to 19, “gave written statements advising that they had gone to the cemetery to follow up on a ghost story that they had read about on an Internet website concerning the Shipley Cemetery,” Atkinson said in a release.
The teens stated that, as they were leaving, they came in contact with Swallows, who parked his vehicle in the roadway to block their travel, police said.
“Mr. Shipley displayed a rifle, pointed it at them and instructed them to stay where they were until police arrived,” Atkinson said.
Swallows is a diesel mechanics teacher at Sequoyah High, newspaper archives indicate. Some of his students won awards in diesel engine competitions earlier this year.
Swallows also owns Diesel Performance & Repair in Sale Creek.