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Beer bottle broken over black man’s head for entering white only bar

By Mason White 12:12 PM March 6, 2015
Jason Cuellar 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly spraying pepper spray on bar employees after a black man entered a bar that is exclusively for white men, police in Florida said.

24-year-old Kenneth Hodge of Daytona Beach, entered the Hideout Lounge on Friday, when 44-year-old Jason Cuellar ordered him to leave, saying that this bar is not for black people.

When Hodge ignored Cuellar, he broke a beer bottle over the head of the victim, causing a laceration. A fight broke out, but Hodge was able to break free.

Cuellar is accused of pepper spraying two bar patrons who tried to stop him from assaulting Hodge. Cuellar fled the scene.

Cuellar was booked into the Volusia County Jail, on charges of aggravated assault causing bodily harm and two counts of assault.

He was also charged with a hate crime. His bail was set at $21,000. Hideout Lounge does not discriminate against its customers and all are welcome.