Bouncers charged in Fort Lauderdale bar fight

Bouncers charged following viral fight video


FORT LAUDERDALE – A video that went viral online last week that showed two men attacked by bouncers outside a beachside bar in Fort Lauderdale have now been charged by police.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department arrested both bouncers from The Dirty Blondes bar, Arnald Thomas-Darrah, 31 from the City of Oakland Park and Jovan Ralfhel Dean, 36.

Darrah was charged with one count of felony battery and Dean with misdemeanor battery charges, following a full incident report filed by the victims after the attack.

According to an arrest affidavit, when officers arrived, they found Alexander Coelho and David Parker arguing with the security staff at The Dirty Blondes bar and threatening to fight them. Both Coelho and Parker had injuries and blood on them.

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."

Police said despite orders from officers to stop arguing, Coelho continued. 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.