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Pearl Jam Attack -- The Security Tape!

5/15/2009 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The surveillance video of Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament getting attacked by a knife wielding thug has just been released -- and his beatdown is brutal!

Pearl Jam attack: Click to watch

It all went down in Atlanta in April, when three masked hoodlums ran out of the bushes and jumped the dude's SUV, smashing the windows and demanding cash.

Ament tried to make a run for it -- but was knocked to the ground by one of the assailants. Ament suffered a laceration on his head and was treated at the scene. The attackers made off with $7,000 worth of money and goods.

No arrests have been made.

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:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

These thugs new they were carrying a large sum of money prior to the attach. IMO

1990 days ago
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OJ    

they would have got shot down in tampa...carry a gun and you wont have that problem.

1990 days ago
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Chris    

Sorry to see that happen. It's weird how the people coming out of the house didn't immediately run down to see how the guy who was beaten up was doing, they just kind of wandered around and back inside... maybe he was saying he was okay, but still... And why was the SUV parking like that?

1990 days ago
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LOKI    

I'm with no.1....these guys knew there was large cash in the truck...

Looks like a drug deal gone bad.

did anyone in the truck live at that building/

LOKI

1990 days ago
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BaldOuting.blogspot.com    

Oh man poor guy I wish others would have done something to help....

1990 days ago
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j    

People today are total COWARDS. The guys inside went back inside instead of helping the guy being attacked even after the attackers were running away the guy on the ground was left to his own devices and the guy at the building door didn't run to see if he was hurt bad???

Hate to say it and I am probably wrong, but it seemed like the back pack was the item wanted. The crook ran around like he knew the passenger was the one to get, they left the driver alone???

My first thought was drugs and or money...owed or just known to have them???

Sorry guy who got attacked, but that is what it looks like...I hope I am wrong.

Your friends are COWARDLY boys. Real Men that are brave are few to be found, including the cowardly crooks.

1990 days ago
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Bobby D.    

That was Southern Tracks Studios. I doubt Pearl Jam would be involved with a $7000 dope deal with common street trash. That's just Atlanta, total hell hole of crime and violence. Blame the cops, they do nothing and ATL is the most dangerous city in the US.

1990 days ago
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Bex    

Why did these people just walk in and out without helping??!! Lame!

And these thugs are black dudes, undoubtedly!

1990 days ago
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Bex    

Why did the driver park like that?
Why did he just sit there and then get out and go towards the woods?
Why did they have $7000.00?


Drug deal of some sort and cowardly friends for sure.

1990 days ago
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Word2UrMother    

Wow! Watching that was disturbing! Why did the dumb a**'s doing the robbing, attack the guy running, and why didnt anyone come to help him!!?? I mean, WTF?
Well, I hope they catch the losers, and I 2nd that- no doubt the robber's are more than likely black. grrrrrr

1990 days ago
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DingDong DingDong    

To bad he don’t have a gun and planted these bastards 6' under. That's what they deserve.

If the liberals get their way you’re just going to see more of this kind of thing.

It's time the good guy's take back Americas streets.

1990 days ago
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pink floyd    

he was set up for that those guy knew he was going there and had a lot of money with him,this story is not over yet.glad he is ok.

1990 days ago
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Bex    

these thugs are black dudes, undoubtedly!

Posted at 9:50AM on May 15th 2009 by WTF

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TRUE THAT!

1990 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

IT WOULD NOT HAPPEND BACK HOME IN SEATTLE!!!WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY RECORDING IN THE REDNECK CAPITOL ANY WAY ?

1990 days ago
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RedBird    

these thugs are black dudes, undoubtedly!

Posted at 9:50AM on May 15th 2009 by WTF
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That's all that lives in Atlanta these days.

1990 days ago
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