Bouncer Believed to Have Put Florida Club Patron in Coma Caught in Tuscaloosa
A bouncer accused of leaving a patron at a Florida nightclub in a coma was captured Tuesday in Tuscaloosa, local police have confirmed.
Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said officers assisted U.S. Marshals in arresting 24-year-old Justin Brown Tuesday in the 3300 Block of Westlee Drive in west Tuscaloosa.
According to Fort Lauderdale TV station WPLG, Brown was working as a bouncer at Capone's Nightclub in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this weekend when he allegedly got into an altercation with Andrew Palacios, a 34-year-old there celebrating his birthday.
Brown reportedly pushed Palacious, who reportedly suffered severe brain damage when he fell and hit his head. Local outlets report he has been in a medically-induced coma since this weekend.
The bouncer, Brown, was arrested here Tuesday and is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where he is being held until he can be extradited to Broward County to face charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a serious second-degree felony.