Monday, February 19, 2018
Public safety

Authorities searching for man accused of running over security officer in Palm Harbor strip club

PALM HARBOR — Authorities were searching for a man Sunday accused of running over a security officer in the parking lot of a strip club.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a fight broke out about 3 a.m. Friday at Silks, 37100 U.S. 19 N. When Douglas Berube, who was working security, tried to stop one of the men involved in the scuffle from leaving, the man got into a car and ran over Berube in the parking lot, troopers said.

Berube, 42, of Palm Harbor, was flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries. He remained hospitalized Sunday.

Troopers are still determining the identity of the driver and released surveillance images of the man Sunday.

The highway patrol asks anyone with information to call (813) 631-4020.

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