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Brawl leads to two arrests

Two teens are charged with injuring three police officers during a fight in the parking lot of McDonald's in Dade City.


© St. Petersburg Times, published October 22, 2000

DADE CITY -- Two teenagers were arrested Friday night after a crowd of about 150 people began fighting in a McDonald's parking lot, injuring three police officers caught in the scuffle, Dade City police said.

An off-duty Dade City officer, who was working security at the restaurant, called for assistance to control the crowd after the Pasco High School homecoming football game against Blake High School, police said. It took police and sheriff's deputies about an hour to clear the parking lot and close the restaurant at about 10:30 p.m., police said.

Bryan Reshaun Wright, 18, of 14303 First St., was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with violence, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and battery on a law enforcement officer, deputies said.

Wright, who was a linebacker on last year's Pasco High team, hit one officer in the head with a broken car antenna and punched another officer in the face, breaking her nose, police said.

The injured officers were treated at Pasco Regional Medical Center and released.

A 14-year-old Dade City boy was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and inciting a riot, police said.

The fight began after the off-duty officer asked the two teens to leave the restaurant at 13026 U.S. 301 and they refused, police said.

The 14-year-old was treated for sore ribs at Pasco Regional Medical Center and released to his parents, police said.

Wright was being held Saturday at the county jail in Land O'Lakes on $25,500 bail.

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