Dog Bar staff members rescue female currently being assaulted in lavatory, law enforcement say


Police say personnel at a well-liked St. Petersburg bar aided preserve a lady who was becoming sexually assaulted in the bathroom.  

Sunday afternoon, investigators say, Jarrod Matchett came to the Dog Bar on Central Avenue with a female he fulfilled before in the working day.    

Law enforcement say the two went to the bathroom with each other, but points took a change and turned violent. According to police, consent was never supplied.  

“She did not want to go on, and she had felt like items experienced taken a transform. At that place she grew to become concerned,” explained Yolanda Fernandez, St. Pete police spokesperson. 

Police say the female was capable to obtain her cellphone and information the bar’s Fb page that she was getting sexually assaulted and for them to connect with the law enforcement.    

They did, and the bar manager and a faithful buyer ended up capable to operate to the lavatory and intervene, getting the female to security.    

“It was fortunate that she [the bar manager] had her cell phone and read the concept right away,” claimed Fred Metzler, Doggy Bar proprietor. “I’m seriously proud of my employees for leaping in…10 minutes later it could have been a whole other story.” 

Police say they have been able to rapidly track Matchett down nearby, where by he was arrested and billed with sexual battery.