Dirty Blondes and Fort Lauderdale Police Respond to Beating Incident UPDATED

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Alexander Coelho arrested Sunday at Dirty Blondes on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
A violent video showing three Dirty Blondes bouncers beating on patrons outside the popular Fort Lauderdale Beach watering hole has gone viral since hitting the internet Sunday evening.

Two patrons, identified as Alexander Coelho, 29, and David Parker, were arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct after a fight broke out on the busy stretch of boardwalk.

The witness video shows the patrons being choked from behind, punched, and then thrown to the ground and stomped on the head. Comments from friends of the victims claim the incident was sparked when Coelho and his girlfriend requested to speak with a manager after receiving attitude from a bartender over drinks.

See also: Instagram Captures Dirty Blondes' Bouncers Beating Patron
- Boycott Dirty Blondes Facebook Page Already Has 3,500 "Likes"

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David Parker
According to sources, the two patrons Coelho and Parker were arrested after fleeing and returning the scene an hour later, hoping to make their case to police. WSVN reports that the patrons have since bonded out of jail and hired an attorney.

While Dirty Blondes management declined comment when contacted yesterday afternoon, they did release a statement via their Facebook page, which has since been removed:

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.

After being flooded with hundreds of angry comments, the Dirty Blondes Facebook page has been taken down twice and is currently offline. A "Boycott Dirty Blondes" Facebook page went up last night and has already garnered over 2,000 likes.

County Grind is still awaiting details from the official incident report and will update this post once we have received them.

Read the Fort Lauderdale Police Department's statement and view the police report on the next page.


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BeachBum
BeachBum

This story is ridiculous. "they were arrested after fleeing and returning the scene an hour later, hoping to make their case to police." They make their case by fighting with the police - there is actual video of them fighting the cops and they were arrested for battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct - which is what they were doing before getting bounced. Keep these losers of our beach. Thanks!

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

move along....nothing to see here...........ALL the people are WHITE

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

remember JACO PASTORIUS

realassg00
realassg00

Well he got arrested for BATTERY ON A  POLICE OFFICER. Maybe he was drunk and mouthy... Every adult that goes out knows that combination me get you an ass whipping at any club. 

I certainly don't recall anyone calling for a boycott of Tootsies when Trick Daddy got his ass beat. That liquor make folks write a check that they ass can't cash. 

Everyone should just smoke weed... Things would be a lot more calm.

tronic23
tronic23

Lol maybe had the guy just shut his mouth and left like he was asked he wouldn't have got punched. I've been coming here for years these bouncers are calm and have never given me or any of my friends a problem. An with the victim getting arrested shows he was out of control even with the cops there. Just saying but all he had to do was leave an this never happens to him. Lived in Fort Lauderdale over 30 years

erup321
erup321

stay away from this low life trash place

John Tracey
John Tracey

Just officially pressed charges. I witnessed the video. All I need to see a crime has been committed.

Paula Holt Stevens-Solomon
Paula Holt Stevens-Solomon

At least it shows what those idiots did to him. There was no need for it. Security is not supposed to touch people. Clearly, by that video, they didn't seem to remember that.

Sherry Oehler
Sherry Oehler

Remember when bouncers beat Jaco Pastorious to Death? The fucking idiot did 4 months in prison and was given parole.Then 5 years probation.I`m sorry but being a bouncer should mean ejecting someone and then calling police.It should NOT give them carte blanche to beat people.

Dan K. Alexander
Dan K. Alexander

(954) 828-5700 The Ft. Lauderdale Police has issued a statement. In it they imply that they haven't arrested the bouncers because nobody has gone to the police to press charges... other than the two victims who were arrested when the police wouldn't listen to them. The victim shouldn't have pushed the cop out of frustration; but I really cannot judge him. For anyone to equate pushing a cop to the actions of these bouncers - or to say that these victims had it coming to them, I say shame on you. BTW, it is not necessary to have a police report filed in order to investigate a crime or make an arrest. We need to call the cops AND the mayor. Mayor John "Jack" Seiler (954) 828-5003 e-mail: jack.seiler@fortlauderdale.gov.

John Tracey
John Tracey

If you want to leave a comment for the owner, it's better on the beach's facebook page is still up.

Sue Boyle
Sue Boyle

The video speaks for itself /the actions of the two men afterwards Do not subtract from the prior incident...They'll win the civil suit and got to court on the arrest. They were viciously attacked no doubt.

Kristian Andrew Rodriguez
Kristian Andrew Rodriguez

Better plan on boycotting Exit66, Sangrias, Spazio, and RockBar as well. They're all owned by the same restaurant group. The video pretty clearly shows the bouncers assaulting those people and using unnecessary force. Aside from that, if someone won't leave your bar, you call ACTUAL POLICE. It's unfortunate that FLPD is so corrupt that they would actually proceed to charge these individuals in lieu of what the video shows. -rrlevy

Dan K. Alexander
Dan K. Alexander

Would an ex prison guard be placed into gen pop? Oh man. For Dean, that would not be a very nice day.

John Tracey
John Tracey

It's done in solidarity. When he wins the lawsuit, I hope he remembers the little people.

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

VVVV ...There are literally like 100 bars in FTL....

AJ AJ
AJ AJ

I like bars just as much as the next guy. But those bouncers are tools.

Dino MacabreEnt
Dino MacabreEnt

I posted on their page and there was alot of pissed off people posting too. And prison is way to good for these scum. Where's This Guy. America Needs Him, NOW!

aasdf
aasdf

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale! 

I'm sure there is another side to this, but these 3 were out of the bar, on the side walk, no?  




Scott Galiszewski
Scott Galiszewski

tough guys they snatched that dude from behind then sucker punched him. PUSSY'S

Dan K. Alexander
Dan K. Alexander

^These bouncers don't deserve to be shot. They should be thrown into prison.

Scott Zee
Scott Zee

All those places are worthy of boycotting

Courtney Dezentje
Courtney Dezentje

It saddens me that my friends Mug Shot is being used as the thumbnail for this! SMDH!

Mike Fiesta Serrano
Mike Fiesta Serrano

come to the The Official Fiesta Beach Party Tent its a better time on the beach anyway

Jonathan Ady
Jonathan Ady

this is why you stay away from a place called Dirty Blondes altogether

tonyjohn5
tonyjohn5

@frankd4 ???

Were you waiting on one of them to say "This is for Trayvon" before punching them? 

 If some white bouncers bloodied up some black folks would you feel better?

you should not be a top commenter by bringing up something totally irrelevant and off topic like that

bakerh117
bakerh117

@tronic23 Hey D-bag, the patrons were ON THE STREET. They had already left. What are you? One of the bouncers on here, posting? 

bakerh117
bakerh117

@tronic23  You are seriously CLUELESS. The patrons had left: they were in front of the establishment. Get it? They were outside of the bar. The bouncers should have done NOTHING or called the police. I can't believe that you would actually defend the action of the bouncers. 

FatHand
FatHand

@tronic23 Ahhh, but these bouncers were not calm. They are total dicks that just happened to have one of their violent assaults caught on tape. Whatever happened later, after these two guys were jumped and viciously attacked has nothing to do with what happened in this video. It is sickening. This is not the image we want for our beach! Those bouncers should be charged with aggravated assault, and the one that stomped the head, maybe something more. That is completely unacceptable behavior, no matter what was said or done before the video was shot. Surely we as a city can be better than this. No more sucker-punching beach visitors is a start.

truthistruth
truthistruth

@Sherry Oehler Remember when that guy shot that black teenager and killed him....that fucking idiot did 0 months, and was rewarded with donations from poeple like you..

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@tonyjohn5 @frankd4 

well you must have been under a rock for the last fifty years or so

IF THOSE BOUNCERs had been WHITE and took down BLACK PATRONs you would have rev sharpton and crew in front of a microphone at that bar location whitin hours

IF THAT is not relevant to YOU i can't help you understand

tronic23
tronic23

Ppl are funny with the name calling how old are you guys. There outside but on blondies propertyYou must not be from south florida this happens offen in clubs all over florida not always on video not really a big deal

tronic23
tronic23

Lol outside but on blondies property still they have 10-15 feet of boardwalk nothice the chairs an the yellow rope on on the floor an I have a clue lived in Fort Lauderdale for 30 years so they left but there in the bouncers face smh they deserved what happened should have left an went to another bar not. Know it facts better buddy

tronic23
tronic23

I agree you shouldnt punch or stomp but the choke hold that's normal for any south florida club just a few weeks ago the bouncers at the hard rock got beatdown but there is way more to the story that only a few ppl know ive been going to blondies for over 10 yrs never had any problems with there bouncers. If they ever asked me to leave I would ill take my money elsewhere not argue for an hour like he did but they shouldn't have thrown the first punch or stomped on anyone at all but I've seen ppl thrown out an choked out of clubs from miami to west palm for a while an there is usually a reason you don't throw money out for no reason.

foxxy
foxxy

@tronic23 Funny, it's legal to assault a person and stomp on their head if they don't leave your place of business?

slapnuts13
slapnuts13

Funny I have been kicked out of manny bars over the years but I have never punched security. I have never pushed security. I am a very large man and can hold my own however the gambler had it right.

tronic23
tronic23

Yup if they ask you to leave and you yell and cause a problem you deserve to be tossed my friend was there the guys wanted to fight and didn't listen to the girls who said lets go they kept threating the bouncers maybe next time he will think before getting drunk

foxxy
foxxy

@tronic23 Let's see what a jury thinks about stomping on someone's face while they're on the ground. Know the facts buddy.

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