|Published:||Nov 04, 2010 3:24 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 03, 2010 8:18 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - "At first I'm on the stairs, I see across the dance floor he's having an altercation," said victim Carlos Harris.
It all started at Neo Lounge in Fort Myers. Witnesses say a bouncer asked Dezmen Silas to leave after he started smoking marijuana. They throw Silas out of the back door after he refused to go. But the fight was far from over.
"When he went around the front somehow between the back and front door he picked up a can of beans. Where he got it no one knows," said bouncer Matthew Spinelli.
No one knew he was about to use the refried beans as a weapon. In surveillance video, he reaches into his pocket, rears back, and chucks the can at the bouncer's face.
"I couldnt see out of my left eye. I was covered from here to here. All red blood. I started walking back to find what he threw at me. I came back and found the can of beans all caved in. I was like really?" said Harris.
Police were able to take the weapon in as evidence. The impact left a gash above Harris' left eye and landed him in the hospital. It was a scary night but the humor wasn't lost on the bouncers.
"After it happened we all started laughing like 'who throws a can of beans and where do you get a can of beans at a nightclub'? Theres nowhere around here you can get a can of beans. It's a miracle where he got them from," said Spinetti.
Harris says he's lucky Silas didn't have something more dangerous in his pocket. He's also facing charges for DUI, cocaine, and grand theft.
" Now it's funny. But it could have been a lot worse. Every scar has a good story. Every scar."
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