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Monday, November 22, 2010

Lucas Anthony Tang, Toddler, Plunges to Death At Warriors-Lakers Game

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 10:59 AM

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Our sister paper, OC Weekly, tracked down the identity of the 2-year-old who fell to his death from a luxury box following yesterday's Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center.

The Child was Lucas Anthony Tang of Garden Grove in Orange County.

Tang, who would have turned 3 in January, was wandering about the suite following last night's 117-89 Lakers victory over the Bay Area side. While either the boy or adults were taking photos, Tang somehow overcame the three-foot-high safety barrier and fell 25 to 50 feet from the luxury box. He was pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m.

The Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Divsion is investigating the accident, as is standard procedure  in incidents where child abuse or neglect could have been a factor.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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