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Man Attacks Deputy With Brass Knuckles

April 08, 2014  | 

A Spring Hill, Fla., man was arrested Sunday evening after hitting a Hernando County sheriff's deputy in the face repeatedly while wearing brass knuckles, reports Hernando Today.

According to an arrest affidavit, Deputy Brian Schneider responded to a battery complaint shortly before 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 4401 Commercial Way.

Brett A. Viotti, 30, "became irate" when speaking with Schneider, and grabbed a pair of brass knuckles and hit the deputy in the front and side of the face numerous times, the report shows. Viotti kicked at multiple deputies who were arresting him, and initially gave a false name to the law enforcement, the report shows. He was arrested on charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of resisting an officer with violence, use of weapon during an offense and providing a false name to law enforcement.

Schneider suffered contusions to the face, and was treated and released.


Comments (4)

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Troop @ 4/8/2014 6:25 PM

.45 acp stops brass knuckles.

House @ 4/8/2014 7:48 PM

yeah seriously Troop, what a piece of shit ! too bad he didn't use deadly force to defend himself. I know the Deputy, hes actually a real nice kid, he took a report years ago at my place for an off duty incident. I hope hes ok.

House @ 4/8/2014 7:49 PM

yeah seriously Troop, what a piece of shit ! too bad he didn't use deadly force to defend himself. I know the Deputy, hes actually a real nice kid, he took a report years ago at my place for an off duty incident. I hope hes ok.

epayne @ 4/11/2014 3:56 PM

An example of gross disrespect for law enforcement. Stay alert, hope for speedy recovery of Deputy Schneider.

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