NY man jumps out of ambulance after bar brawl

James Acevedo, 23, was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment after hitting two bouncers

By Catie O'Toole
Syracuse Media Group

MATTYDALE, N.Y. — It was 10 minutes before Woody's Jerkwater Pub & Grub in Mattydale closed Sunday morning when two bouncers noticed a man acting out and causing a disturbance, Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jon Seeber said.

As Woody's bouncers Carl Barber and Jamie Klock escorted the man out of the bar, the customer started flailing his arms and swinging with his fists at the bouncers, said Seeber, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

James Acevedo, 23, of Rosewood Street Syracuse, is accused of striking both bouncers in the head several times at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday. He was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation

"While outside in the parking lot, several patrons began fighting with one another at which time Acevedo was able to break away from the bouncers," Seeber said.

Acevedo then started fighting with the other customers in the parking lot, according to the sheriff's office. As soon as deputies arrived, the crowd dispersed. The bar is in the Mattydale Shopping Center, 2803 Brewerton Road.

"Acevedo, who was still on scene, appeared intoxicated," Seeber said.

Acevedo had minor injuries from the parking lot brawl with other bar patrons, deputies said.

"An ambulance was called to the scene and eventually transported him to Upstate University Hospital," Seeber said.

Deputies followed the ambulance because both bouncers wanted Acevedo prosecuted, according to the sheriff's office.

But before they arrived at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, Acevedo began "acting out" in the ambulance and jumped out as the ambulance was stopped on Harrison Street in Syracuse, Seeber said.

"Deputies quickly took him into custody and continued to the hospital where he was placed under arrest and provided medical attention," Seeber said.

The assault charge accuses Acevedo of causing physical injury to Klock's face; the harassment charge accuses him of punching Barber in the back of the head.

Acevedo was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear Jan. 5 in Salina Town Court.

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