Video: Hooters manager helps take down man attacking deputies

The manager called police after a customer became aggressive

By PoliceOne Staff

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Video captured the manager of a Hooters coming to the aid of two deputies under attack.

The manager, Jim Nolte, called police after restaurant staff refused to serve 23-year-old Ashton Toney alcohol and he became aggressive. The store had had trouble with him in the past, according to WFTS.

When deputies arrived, Toney attacked them.  

In fear that the suspect was going to overpower the deputies, Nolte stepped in to take him down.

The department thanked Nolte for his assistance.

"We're confident nobody got hurt because of it," department spokesperson Larry McKinnon told the news station. "He could have easily turned his back and let those deputies fight that guy, which could have ended up with somebody getting hurt."


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