A Florida man was arrested this week after a Daytona Beach police officer witnessed him throw someone head-first off a 30-foot bridge.
Officer Christopher Maher was driving along the Main Street Bridge when he saw what appeared to be a fist fight. As officer Maher was stopping his cruiser, one of the combatants threw the other from the bridge.
Body-cam footage of the event was uploaded to YouTube this week,
Officer Maher drew his firearm as he exited the vehicle and ordered 21-year-old Derrick Goodin onto the ground.
Maher showed incredible discipline and control as Goodin reached for an object in his waistband, which he quickly threw over the bridge rail before complying.
“He just jumped over the bridge,” Goodin exclaimed while being handcuffed. “Hey, get my witnesses. Y’all my witnesses, right,” he continued to yell at anyone who would listen.
Witnesses later explained that Goodin’s victim, Anthony Mascaro, had been defending a woman, later identified as Stephanie Ellis, before the fight. According to the police report, Ellis told the officers that she was approached by Goodin.
The two were arguing about a “prior money exchange” when Goodin struck her in the face. Mascaro witnessed the assault and intervened to protect Ellis.
After being thrown from the bridge, Mascaro swam to a nearby pylon and was picked up in a row boat. He suffered a laceration under his right eye, but refused medical attention at the scene. He refused to press charges, but officers charged Goodin anyway saying the violent act “could have prompted a serious injury, or a fatality.”
Goodin has been charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm, misdemeanor battery, and disorderly conduct.
Hear more in the full Fox News report below.