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Published on Jul 29, 2013
Two men and a girl were assaulted over the weekend at a bar called the Dirty Blonde in Fort Lauderdale Florida. This video has been slowed down so that you can see the viciousness of the attack. One of the men returned to the scene to explain to the police what had taken place and he was arrested on charges of assault and resisting arrest. Too bad we don't have video of the interaction with the police department so that we can showcase the excellent police work.
Here's a comment from Mary Ann Crespo, a friend of the patrons involved in the confrontation, giving an explanation of what went down via Facebook:
"This is a video of my friend Stephanie & her boyfriend, Alex. They were at Blondies yesterday, got a drink they didn't like, asked for a new one (offering to pay for both) & then got verbally attacked by the bartender. When they asked the security guys at the door for the manager, this is what happened! I hope they sue Blondies and the employees get arrested! If I lived in Florida, Blondies would never get a penny from me ever again! This is horrible & disgusting. Please help them & share this video. It could've happened to anyone of you out for your Sunday Funday." According to sources, when the alleged victim, Alexander Coelho, returned to the scene to try to explain to the cops how he had been treated by the Dirty Blondes security guards, Coelho was arrested on two charges, battery on an officer and disorderly conduct. Friends of Coelho say he and another victim in the incident are "both nice and not the type of kids to start problems with bouncers."
When contacted regarding the incident, Dirty Blondes management declined comment.
Here is the number Fort Lauderdale police list on their website to "report a crime:" (954) 828-5700. Maybe we can urge them to arrests the bouncers who clearly committed battery on the patrons.
Feel free to let them know how you feel on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dirtyblondesftl
UPDATE: After getting slammed with negative comments on its Facebook page, Dirty Blonde's began deleting the comments before offering the following statement:
We deeply regret the matter, which occurred at Dirty Blondes at approximately 7:00pm on Sunday, July 28.
This is by all accounts was an isolated incident, resulting when four patrons, two males and two females, were repeatedly asked to leave the bar.
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.
The two men involved in the matter were subsequently arrested, one for pushing an officer after the incident, the other for returning to the property an hour later. 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.
Dirty Blonde's (954) 728-9801
The apology that was on their facebook page has now been removed, but had over 200 comments prior to being removed.