FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A video circulating around social media Tuesday showed two men attacked outside a beachside bar in Fort Lauderdale.
The video showed men wearing black T-shirts with "security" written on them attacking two other men. The YouTube clip is titled "Bouncers at Blondies Fort Lauderdale Florida."21247088
Fort Lauderdale Police Det. DeAnna Greenlaw said no reports had been filed about the incident in the video, which happened before officers arrived at Dirty Blondes on A1A about 7 p.m. Sunday.
According to an arrest affidavit, when officers arrived, they found Alexander Coelho (pictured below left) and David Parker (pictured below right) arguing with the security staff at the bar and threatening to fight them. Both Coelho and Parker had injuries and blood on them.
Despite orders from officers to stop arguing, Coelho continued, police said. Coelho then pushed one of the officers, while Parker returned to the bar an hour after he was told to leave.
Both men were arrested. Coelho, 29, was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. Parker, 28, was charged with resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct.
Violent crime detectives contacted Coelho and his attorney Tuesday, Greenlaw said. He was expected to file a police report over the incident.
Charges are pending the police report and whether the men want to prosecute, Greenlaw added.
A post made to Dirty Blondes' Facebook page stated that Coelho, Parker, and two women were asked to leave the bar several times. It said in part: "While we do not condone the actions displayed in the 15-second video circulating, no further statements on what led up to, during or after the incident ensued will be issued until we review the matter internally with all parties involved.
...At this time, no charges were made against any members of the staff, and management has pledged to cooperate with authorities should an investigation take place.
Management would however like to offer a sincere apology to patrons and those who bore witness to the unfortunate event while enjoying their Sunday afternoon."
The bar's Facebook page was later taken down.
Anyone with information on the video is asked to call the Fort Lauderdale Police Department at 954-828-5700.
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