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Stabbing Victim Files Civil Lawsuit After Attack Outside Buffalo Wild Wings


November 13, 2013

One of the men stabbed during an attack outside of Buffalo Wild Wings in March has filed a civil lawsuit against the restaurant and the management office of Barracks Road Shopping Center.

The suit claims the stabbing could have been prevented if there had been better security in the area.

Michael Brown, Jr. was stabbed multiple times in the early-morning attack on March 23. His mother, Jennifer Brown, says the incident was completely random but believes it could have been prevented.

"It was very, very, very scary not knowing whether he was going to live or die," said Jennifer Brown. "I do think they intended to kill Michael."

A group of about 25 people were involved in the incident, which started in the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot and moved toward Harris Teeter, where two gunshots were fired.

Brown says her son racked up more than $30,000 in medical bills. Now, he's suing his attacker, Antwan Chambers, for damages.

In October, Chambers pleaded guilty to attempted malicious wounding and other charges related to the incident.

Brown is also going after Belle Enterprises (Buffalo Wild Wings) and Barracks Road Shopping Center's management company, Federal Realty Investment Trust, for negligence.

"Just small, small changes could have prevented it or could prevent it going further," said Brown's mother.

The lawsuit cites not enough lighting in the parking lot, too little security and accuses the restaurant of not stopping the assault.

Jennifer Brown fears if nothing is changed, it could happen again.

"There are many businesses in that shopping center that are open after midnight, yet there's no security," said Brown. "I think it could have been easily prevented."

In all, her son is seeking $850,000.

"The money's not going to fix anything, but the security needs to be upgraded because this could have happened to anybody's child," said Brown.

Michael Brown has requested a trial by jury.


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