Man beaten by bouncer in bar fight caught on camera
Arnald Thomas-Darrah, 30, a bouncer at Dirty Blondes Sports Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been charged with aggravated battery for the fight he was involved in where a customer was beaten in the face. Meanwhile, Jovan Ralfhel Dean, 35, also a bouncer, was charged with misdemeanor battery in connection with the fight.
According to the bar owner, Alexander Coelho, 29, and his friends were escorted out of the bar after they got into a verbal argument with one of the bartenders. The owner said the group was speaking to the staff in a derogatory manner. Apparently, Coelho and his friends thought the drinks they ordered were too watered down. The group asked to speak with a manager of the bar, but were still told to leave by Thomas-Darrha and Dean.
Coelho and his friend, David Parker, 28, were outside the bar when all of a sudden, Dean grabbed Parker from behind and threw him to the ground. Thomas-Darrah then attacked Coelho and began pummeling him as he lay on the sidewalk. Video of the fight was posted to Instagram last Sunday, and in it Dean can be heard telling Coelho and Parker to “have a nice day” after the beating.
Coelho was taken to Broward General Hospital where he received six stitches above his right eye and two above his left eye.
Coelho and Parker were also arrested, as police said both men had blood on them and were threatening the staff when authorities arrived. Coelho also reportedly pushed an officer that was trying to get information from him and was charged with battery and disorderly conduct.
Parker was originally asked to appear in court after the fight, but officers were called back to the bar later that night because Parker had returned to the venue to challenge security to a fight in the street. Police then charged him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Meanwhile, friends of the victims organized a protest using Facebook, and gathered outside at Dirty Blondes Sunday afternoon calling for people to boycott the bar. The protest was organized through a Facebook page called 'Boycott Dirty Blondes' that had close to 9,000 likes Sunday evening.
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