A Venice police officer was treated and released at an area hospital after he intervened in a bar fight.
The fight broke out in front of Fat Sam’s Pub in Bird Bay Plaza. The officer who happened to be patrolling in the area, ordered 40 year old Fredrick Ernest to stop fighting. Ernest tried to get past the officer and hit him several times on the head. Ernest was taken to the ground by the officer who detained him until backup arrived. Ernest was locked behind bars.