Woman hits police officer with high heel during Brickell bar brawl

Scuffle outside Baru Latin Bar caught on camera

By Madeleine Wright - Reporter

MIAMI - A brawl involving Miami police officers and patrons at a Brickell bar was caught on camera.

The scuffle happened about 1 a.m. Sunday outside Baru Latin Bar in Mary Brickell Village.

"We heard a ruckus in the entrance," Javier Ramirez, who recorded a portion of the confrontation, told Local 10 News. "A gentleman was yelling at one of the bouncers, seemed like he was intoxicated."

Ramirez said the bouncer was trying to remove the man, but the man didn't want to leave.

"The guy kind of, you know, took a swing at the bouncer and, you know, a scuffle broke out and about two or three minutes later the police arrived and that's when everything broke loose," Ramirez recalled.

One of the officers took the man to the ground. A woman who was with the man wasn't happy about it.

"She was throwing her purse, her heel, everything," Ramirez said.

After the woman smacked the officer with her purse, a different officer pushed her to the ground. She got up, took off one of her high heels and swung it at the officer who shoved her.

The video is only about 10 seconds long, but Ramirez said it was enough to startle him and the crowd watching.

"Once I saw like the commotion going on, you know, the woman came and they started putting hands on an officer, I was like, 'I have to record this,'" Ramirez said.

Witnesses claim two people were arrested, but police have not yet provided any information about the incident.

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