A row has broken out after a Florida bar turned away two uniformed deputies during the weekend’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
The duo, who were on their break, were due to meet a group of colleagues and partners who had booked a table at Davenport’s Ale House.
Deputies Robert Bryant and Michael Honiker were turned away, although there appears to have been a misunderstanding about whether they were there to execute a warrant.
The duo, who were on their break, were due to meet a group of colleagues and partners who had booked a table at Davenport’s Ale House
Danny Chopra, who owns the establishment, said he was told by a security guard that the officers were on duty
Danny Chopra, who owns the establishment, said he was told by a security guard that the officers were on duty.
He told The Ledger he had suggested the officers return during the fight to prevent causing a scene.
Chopra said: ‘I just didn’t want chaos in the restaurant. If I would have known I never would have done that.’
Polk County Sheriff’s Office posted about the incident the following day, saying there had been a misunderstanding
The deputies had intended to join off-duty colleagues for dinner and to watch the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor (pictured)
Recounting the incident on Facebook, Crystal Nobre, whose husband is a police officer, said: ‘They told them (restaurant) they had friends inside and security told them “They make people nervous!!”
‘I went nuts to be honest and went off on them even saying I would personally pay the cover charge if that was the issue. (I found out that wasn’t later.)
‘The owner came out and tried to clear things up but too late. You turned away two guys who are here protecting us. You turned away two guys putting their lives on the line. You just lost MY business and I hope everyone who reads this.’
However Polk County Sheriff’s Office has attempted to put the row in the past, saying there had been a ‘misunderstanding or miscommunication’.