Man Claims He Was Beaten For Taping TED NUGENT's RIDGEFEST Concert

Duaa Eldeib of Chicago's Daily Southtown reports that Jim Volpe ended up in an emergency room Friday night after he began taping Ted Nugent's performance at Chicago Ridge's Ridgefest.

Volpe was taking pictures and recording brief portions of the show with his camcorder when someone — who does not appear to be affiliated with Nugent — informed him filming wasn't allowed.

"This guy, out of nowhere, just walked up and said, 'Give me the camera,' " said Volpe, who lives in Chicago Ridge.

When Volpe said he'd give him the tape rather than the $600 camera, Volpe claims the man said, "It's too late for that now."

"He got me in a headlock, and the rest is history," Volpe said.

Volpe's girlfriend then grabbed the camcorder, and when the man dropped Volpe and looked at her, she started running through the crowd with the camera, Volpe said.

"This guy was scary looking," 49-year-old Volpe said. "She told me she was scared to death of this guy."

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