MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Back in May we told you about an Illinois man who claimed he had been beaten by a security guard at the Rave/Eagles Ballroom. That story was shared thousands of times on social media.
"This continues to happen that was seven years ago," says Kris Williams, a social worker who went to The Rave for a concert in 2007. She says she left a concert with a concussion -- and now refuses to return to the venue.
"I mean, they knocked me out cold," she said.
She says security tossed her flat on her face on the sidewalk and she woke up in the hospital.
"It's your word against theirs not a lot that can be done, that can be proven," Williams said.
"We decided to leave early because she was having a hard time breathing," Kalz said.
He says he was sitting on the curb waiting for a cab when he was attacked by a security guard.
"Next thing you know he threw me down on the ground, jumped on top of me. Pinned my arms behind my back and proceeded to pound my face into the ground repeatedly," Kalz said.
"I was put into an ambulance. They told me this happened all the time and this was one of the worst cases they had seen and that I should press charges," Kalz added.
But when he hired a lawyer and went to get a copy of the paperwork...
"Surprise! There was no police report," Kalz said.
Brian and Kris both admit they had been drinking, but say they weren't drunk and they weren't even close to disorderly.
"It just absolutely disgusts me, the level of brutality that security have gotten away with for years," Kalz said.
Since the first story aired, the FOX6 Investigators have discovered who allegedly beat Kyle Pikrone. His name is Nate Edwards and he was recently convicted on misdemeanor domestic abuse charges.
He refused to talk to us, but after the story aired he wrote on the FOX6 website, explaining Kyle was the one who threw the first punch. When we confronted him with our cameras and asked for his side of the story, he refused to speak to us.
Edwards' private security license expired in 2012, but the company he works for called Original RTM Event Services -- says that doesn't matter.
Because he only acts as "event staff," not a security guard.
The night he punched Kyle Pikrone, RTM says he wasn't working.
The company says Edwards was at the venue to pick up a friend, when Pikrone started getting out of hand. Edwards' attorney says when the matter couldn't be handled "politely," Edwards responded with a more of a "heavy hand," to gain control of the situation. RTM says Edwards' acted as a good Samaritan the night in question because Pikrone was out of control -- kicking and punching and threatening event staff workers. Two witnesses, who were working that night, say Pikrone punched Edwards at least three times before Edwards punched back.
"If I was getting that out of hand or that disorderly I believe they should have called the police," Pikrone says. Pikrone and his father drove back to Milwaukee after the incident to file a report with Milwaukee Police.
The case against Nate Edwards is on hold.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office says prosecutors have not made a charging decision because Pikrone, the alleged victim, has refused to cooperate with the investigation.
Kyle faces charges of his own right now in Illinois. He was recently arrested and charged for allegedly having about seven pounds of pot shipped to his apartment.
RTM says it has been providing event staffing services for the last 47 years at venues across the state, and the company has never had any complaints of violence against patrons. RTM has only been providing event staffing at The Rave for the last 5 years, and the company has no knowledge of any incidents that may have occurred before that time. The event staffing company says it always encourages concertgoers to call 911 if they believe they have been treated unjustly.
Pursuant to its contract with The Rave, RTM says event staff members are not allowed to call police while on the job. There is a chain of command and management at The Rave is in charge of contacting police in case of an incident. The Rave also has its own security guards.
The Rave did not return our calls for comment.