Derrick Goodin, 21, was arrested Sunday after throwing a 33-year-old man over a bridge
A Florida man has been caught on camera throwing another man ‘face first’ over a bridge 30 feet above water.
Derrick Goodin, 21, was arrested Sunday after striking Stephanie Ellis, 34, and then throwing Anthony Mascaro, 33, off a Daytona Beach bridge when Mascaro tried to defend her.
Daytona Beach Police Officer Christopher Maher was driving on the bridge when he saw the fight. As he got out of his car he witnessed Goodin throw Mascaro over the bridge and into shallow waters, all of which was captured by the officer’s body camera.
Mascaro luckily survived the 30-foot fall with minor injuries – one that officials say could have ended far worse.
‘He only had a gash over his eye, which is very fortunate for that kind of incident,’ Lyda Longa from the Daytona Beach police department said of Mascaro’s injuries.
A Daytona Beach police officer captured the altercation on his body camera
Goodin struck a woman and threw the man over the bridge as he defended her
Goodin was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm, battery and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest report.
According to a police report, Mascaro and Ellis were walking across the Main Street Bridge around 4.45pm Sunday.
Ellis’ was walking her bike because she had a flat tire. That’s when Goodin allegedly walked up and began arguing with Ellis over money and struck her.
Mascaro defended the woman Goodin struck him and then threw the bicycle off the bridge.
That’s when Goodin forcefully tossed Mascaro off the bridge ‘face first’, the report said.
He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and disorderly conduct
Mascaro suffered only a small cut under his eye from the fall. He swam to a pylon, clung onto it and was rescued by someone in a row boat.
Maher, who was driving on the bridge at the time, witnessed the altercation and pulled over.
The officer drew his gun, ordering Goodin to the ground before cuffing him.
Video shows the men arguing and before arrest, Goodin reaching into his pocket and throwing what appears to be his wallet into the water.
Neither Mascaro nor Ellis are pressing charges, however Goodin was arrested and charged because of the potential damage that could have been done to Mascaro by throwing him off a bridge.