Friday, October 20, 2017

YouTube comedian films brutal fight at downtown Orlando nightclub

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 4:04 PM

While filming the weekly YouTube comedy show, Braxton Goes to Church, a local comedian also caught on a camera a particularly awful bar fight outside of the Ono Nightclub in downtown Orlando.

In between candid answers from drunk people, the above episode shows a group of men outside of Ono (located at 1 S. Orange Ave.) smashing the front windows and fighting with security guards before the Orlando Police Department eventually shows up. 

For some reason the incident is peppered in throughout the video, rather than just shown in its entirety, so it's almost impossible to get a clear sense of exactly what happened. If you'd like to skip ahead, the clips begin at 1:17, 2:18, 3:00 and 3:41. 

According to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department, a fight broke out inside of the club on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at around 1:45 a.m., and was then moved outside by security. While being kicked out, the men tried to break back in into the building by pulling on the doors of the club. At some point, a bike cop noticed the group of men smashing the front windows with stanchions and other objects while the staff took cover inside. One of the suspects, who was wearing a Bulls shirt and later identified as Kevin Escalante Rivera, ran away when approached by OPD, but was then Tased in the back.

Rivera was charged with resisting arrest without violence. Two other suspects William Lott (wearing the number 3 jacket), and Darryle Williams (with longer hair) were charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
For those unfamiliar with this "man on the street" series, every week Braxton heads to downtown Orlando to ask presumably very intoxicated people the same questions over and over again. In a way, this weekly series has inadvertently become sort of an unofficial journal of downtown Orlando drunken shenanigans. 

This week's edition of Braxton Goes to Church is called "What Makes You Mad?" So I guess, the answer for Ono Nightclub would be destruction of property and assault.

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