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Man says he was beaten in Greektown Casino parking garage

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Tracy Hamilton claims he was beaten in the Greektown Casino parking garage.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Tracy Hamilton claims he was beaten in the Greektown Casino parking garage. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

They were hoping to have some fun at the casino, at least that was the plan.

Tracy Hamilton and his girlfriend, April, say they had just driven onto the twelfth floor of the Greektown Casino parking structure about 1:30 Sunday morning.  They had planned to go into the casino.

"We never made it in there.  We were just arriving.  We're on the twelfth floor.  We pull in.  First there [were] two guys that [came] up and they're urinating in front of the car," said Hamilton.

"He asked them to have some respect and go somewhere else," said April Grifka.

The couple says the two guys began pummeling Hamilton with punches and kicks.  Then approximately eight other men also jumped out of cars and quickly joined in beating Hamilton.

"I got a broken knee.  My face is fractured.  It's going to be a long recovery.  I got to get surgery."

"I'd say like five of them were kicking him everywhere, in his head, in his back, in his legs, and the other three or four [were] down on his face just pounding on his face over and over," Grifka explained.

The couple says there were other people in parked cars who did not get out.

"I tried to hit them with my purse.  I poured pop in one of their eyes.  I tried to do everything to stop them and at the end I just started begging and screaming at the top of my lungs, 'Please just stop.  Please just stop.  You're killing him.'"

Finally the men left.  Hamilton and Grifka say casino security, Detroit Police and Detroit Fire-EMS arrived after the incident.  EMS took Hamilton to Detroit Receiving Hospital.  He was admitted and spent two days there.

"When the cops came and the ambulance came, one of the ladies from the casino came out and said, 'I found your purse, but it was empty laying on the third floor.'"

The couple's wallets, cash and credit cards are all missing.

The couple told police the ten guys were all white and approximately 25 to 30 years old.

We contacted Greektown Casino and Detroit Police.  They are looking into this matter.

The couple believes there is surveillance video from the casino that will support their story.

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