A serene beach wedding was interrupted when an uninvited guest allegedly began attacking attendees and the policemen who came to intervene.
Raul Martinez, 31, was arrested following a bizarre scene at the wedding in Miami Beach Florida on Wednesday. Martinez had entered a private, roped off area on the beach and refused to leave. That's when a physical fight broke out, according to an arrest report.
Martinez swung at two men in charge of the event, striking one in the nose and mouth, according to the report. The man fought back with his fists. Guests at the event were forced to hold Martinez down until police arrived at the scene.
The victim, who remains unnamed in reports, expressed his surprise over the situation.
"[I] didn't expect to be on the beach in a scuffle but life happens," he told Local 10, a Miami, Florida-based news organization.
Martinez could not be quelled by police. He continued to fight with officers as they attempted to arrest him, even threatening to "kill his f----t ass the moment he gets out of jail," according to the arrest report. He head-butted an officer during the skirmish.
When he was finally subdued and put into a police vehicle, Martinez continued his thrashing, striking the windows of the car with his legs and feet. When he was told to stop, Martinez offered a string of expletives and spat at the officer, at which point a spit mask was placed over his face, police said.
Police say that Martinez's speech was slurred and that he smelled of alcohol at the time. His eyes were described as bloodshot.
Martinez has been officially charged with assault, battery, battery on a police officer, resisting an officer with violence and assaulting a police officer.
As of Thursday, Martinez was being held on $15,000 bail, according to NBC Miami. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.
No officers were harmed during the violent arrest and any injured wedding guests are expected to make a full recovery.
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