Cellphone video captures South Beach brawl

Cellphone video captured a brawl over the weekend on South Beach.

The video was obtained by Sherbrooke Hotel owner Mitch Novick, who posted it on his Facebook page, the South Beach Sludge Report.

According to an incident report obtained by Local 10 News, the victim, David Hutchetson, 19, of New York, was walking about 8:45 p.m. Saturday along Ocean Drive and Ninth Street when he was attacked by a group of men.

Police said Hutchetson told them that he remembers being approached by several men and getting hit, but doesn't remember anything else.

Police said Hutchetson was intoxicated and uncooperative and didn't provide many details.

They said witnesses reported seeing a fight, but they were unable to get a good visual of anything.

Hutchetson was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center to be treated for a small cut to his right arm.

According to the South Beach Sludge Report Facebook page, this is the second recent attack on Ocean Drive.

Novick said another fight was reported the night of May 6 in front of Wet Willie's.

"Ocean Drive has become a carnival-like, crime-ridden circus of noise and purveyors of alcohol," Novick told Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney. "These businesses, they seek customers to get them drunk, and what we're witnessing is the problems that rise from those issues."

Anyone with information about the latest fight is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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