4 arrested in brawl at Big Bear Brewing Company

Employee seriously injured in fight with patrons

Claude Galland, Michael Laguerre, Eurasha Fonseca and Abby Gay Thompson were arrested in connection with a brawl at Big Bear Brewing Company that seriously injured an employee.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – An employee who works at a popular brewery in Coral Springs was seriously injured Sunday after he tried breaking up a fight between patrons and a waiter, police said.

Coral Springs police were called to Big Bear Brewing Company, 1800 N. University Drive, after receiving multiple 911 calls from employees who feared for their lives.

Police arrested Claude Galland, 29, and Michael Laguerre, 29, on complaints of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct after witnesses alleged the men assaulted a restaurant employee.

"The defendants began striking (victim) multiple times with closed fists and striking him with a glass mug," wrote an officer in his incident report. "(Victim) was transported to Coral Springs Medical Center, where he received 13 staples for his injuries."

"Following the attack, the defendants continued to cause disruption within the restaurant, throwing multiple items -- chairs, glass mugs and Christmas ornaments," the officer added.

Investigators believe the men were with a group of 13 people when an argument broke out between the group and their waiter.

"When it came time for the bill, their bill was in excess of $350," said Lt. Joe McHugh. "They were very unhappy with the bill. The management of the restaurant went back and actually discounted the bill to approximately $180."

The men are also accused of throwing chairs and assaulting other employees who were working in the kitchen.

Eurasha Fonseca, 25, was arrested while trying to flee from the restaurant. She's facing charges of aggravated assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Police also arrested Abby Gay Thompson, 19. Thompson lied to police, giving them a fake name, so her real name wouldn't be on the report, investigators said.

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