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Hurricanes fan accepts punishment for scuffle with officer at Hard Rock Stadium

Bridget Freitas, 30, agrees to anger management course, community service

MIAMI – A Pembroke Pines woman who was punched by a Miami-Dade police officer as she was being ejected from a University of Miami football game last month agreed to take an anger management course and complete 50 hours of community service in front of a judge Monday.

Bridget Freitas, 30, was arrested Nov. 4 after she was forcibly removed from Hard Rock Stadium during the Hurricanes' game against Virginia Tech.

Cellphone video showing Freitas swinging at one of the four Miami-Dade police officers who carried her out of the stadium went viral after Detective Douglas Ross was seen punching her in the face.

Freitas agreed to a plea deal and appeared before Judge Dava Tunis to accept the punishment for her actions.

Charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest will be dropped if Freitas successfully completes the terms of the plea deal.

Freitas is also required to write a letter of apology to Ross and reimburse the state for the cost of prosecution.


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