A Florida man was arrested after throwing another man from a bridge in Daytona Beach as an officer was driving by.
The department said in a statement that he was involved in an argument with a woman over money as she crossed a bridge with a friend over the Halifax River.
Goodin threw the woman’s bike over and then threw over her friend, an unidentified man, after an argument.
“A Daytona Beach Police officer was just heading over the bridge when he spotted Goodin tossing the victim into the water,” police said.
Goodwin was seen by police standing with the man before throwing him over the bridge.
The officer then emerged from his vehicle, telling him to get down on the ground and surrender.
It wasn't enough to fight his victim on the Main Street Bridge. Derrick Goodin also had to toss the man – head first – over the railing and into the shallow water below. @DBCops1 caught him in the act. Arrested! pic.twitter.com/NjA3AReB9P
— Daytona Beach Police (@DBCops1) September 24, 2018
“On the ground right now! Get the [expletive] on the ground! Main Street Bridge, I’ve got a male throw another male off the bridge. I got one at gunpoint,” the officer says in the video.
Goodin then alleged that the man “jumped over the bridge” before throwing an object into the water. WFTV reported that it was a wallet that he threw.
After the officer pins Goodin and places handcuffs on him, Goodin then asks someone if they would be a witness for him. He also denies the claim that he threw someone over the bridge, saying that he felt his property was threatened. The officer refutes his claim in the video, telling him that he watched him throw the man over the bridge.
“I watched you. I’m right here,” the officer told him.
“It’s not every day that we’re driving and we see a human being throwing another human being into a body of water,” Daytona Beach Police spokeswoman Lyda Longa told Fox News.
WFTV reported that the man who was thrown over the bridge was picked up by someone in a rowboat.
“He only had a gash over his eye, which is very fortunate for that kind of incident,” said Longa said.
Goodin was arrested on battery and disorderly conduct charges.
“I mean over there it’s pretty shallow but he fell I think into the channel which is even worse because, you know, he could have been unconscious and been hit by a passing motorboat,” McKenzie Reijonen, a witness, said to Fox News. “I was just worried that he could have been punched unconscious or drowning or somewhere down there in the water and I did what I hoped somebody would do for me,” he added.
Fox35 reported that it was the fourth time this year that Goodin has been arrested in Volusia County. Prior charges include weapons, battery, disorderly conduct, and drugs.