Three soccer fans from New York, two of Bronx, were arrested on an array of charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, after allegedly attacking a deputy in Florida who had tried to break up a fight after a game there over the weekend.
The Orange County deputy was working extra duty for the Orlando Police Department at the Orlando City’s home opener in its new stadium against the New York City FC Sunday when the fight broke out.
The unidentified deputy stepped in, and according to Orlando police, several people involved in the brawl started “striking and choking the deputy.” He was taken to a hospital with a leg injury.
The three New York fans Felix Vazquez, of Bronx, Katherine Sopildis, of Bronx, and Luciano Migliore, of Millbrook, were taken into custody. Vazquez faces the most significant charges, including resisting arrest with violence and aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer. The other two suspects are charged with resisting arrest.