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Links from the Times for March 29: Bar beating posted to You Tube

A man who recorded video of a beating and robbery in the parking lot of a Lutz bar and then posted it on YouTube has been arrested.

Here is what deputies say happened:

At 1:39 a.m. March 31, Alexander Fernandez was hit in the face while inside the bar. Fernandez went outside to get a bat from his vehicle.

William Bogan took out his digital video camera and started recording.

Fernandez returned to the front parking lot to confront whoever hit him.

That is when Bogan told someone to hit Fernandez. Fernandez then was tackled from behind and landed on the pavement. He was kicked in the head while he was on the ground incapacitated. One man removed the bat from Fernandez's hand while someone else removed his wallet. Then Fernandez was struck in the head with the bat.

Fernandez was taken to University Community Hospital Carrollwood.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:52pm]


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