A man was beaten and pistol-whipped as he left a convenience store in , with surveillance video showing two suspects who later told police they “didn’t do anything.”
The video shows Roy Diesfeld walking out of the A-Z store, at 13080 State Road 84, on Aug. 19, when Roberto Alexander Gonzalez, 28, and Sean Christopher Brodnax, 25, both of Davie, walked in and confronted him.
Gonzalez and Brodnax are seen in the video punching Diesfeld, and when a gun fell from Gonzalez’s shorts, he picked it up off the floor and repeatedly struck Diesfeld in the head with it.
A woman stepped in to try to stop the fighting and Gonzalez ran off pointing the gun at Diesfeld, police said.
Gonzalez and Brodnax were later found in the Road Dawgs bar and were arrested. Before officers could ask, Gonzalez said, “I didn’t do anything sir.”
Brodnax echoed Gonzalez saying, “I saw the whole thing, he didn’t do anything,” in spite of what the video showed.
Officers also found the gun that Gonzalez tried to hide inside a closet in the bar, according to their arrest reports.
Gonzalez was charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and tampering with evidence, records show.
Brodnax, who repeatedly banged his head against the glass partition inside the police car, was charged with battery and resisting arrest, the report stated.
Both have bonded out of jail since. Police said this was the second time in as many months that Gonzalez was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm.
Diesfeld told police he knew both men “from around the neighborhood” and had altercations with them in the past, investigators said, but there was no motive for this attack mentioned in the arrest reports.
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