Three men charged with assaulting security officer www.privateofficer.com
Ventura CA Dec 8 2011
Three men were arrested Tuesday night after allegedly beating a security officer at Good Bar in Ventura, police said.
About 9:20 p.m. the three men and a fourth friend were drinking at the bar, located at 533 East Main Street.
According to police the men became rude and argumentative with the customers and staff. One suspect then moved a security video camera and pointed it at the ceiling, police said.
Security requested the suspects and their friend leave the bar, but they refused. When security attempted to escort them out, the three suspects allegedly rushed an officer and knocked him to the floor, police said.
The suspects, Francisco Evangelista, 26 of Chino, Jeff Attenberger, 30 of Menifee and Christopher Fortuna, 29 of Temecula, punched and wrestled with the officer until other employees helped him, police said. The suspects were eventually pushed out the front door, but remained outside challenging others to a fight, police said.
A sergeant who was passing by detained the suspects, who had intentionally moved the security camera so it didn’t capture most of the attack, police said. The suspects were booked into Ventura County jail on suspicion of battery.
The security officer suffered minor injuries and was able to return to work, police said.