Fight at Florida strip club turns deadly

Fight at Florida strip club turns deadly

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 35-year-old man was killed during a fight at a St. Petersburg strip club.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office say a patron and a staff member got into a fight at Mermaids Gentlemen's Club early Saturday morning when the patron's friend David Yost stepped in. Authorities said Yost also started hitting the staffer.

Several other club employees jumped into the fray to assist the staffer. It's unclear how large the fight grew, but deputies said Yost was breathing but unresponsive on the ground when they arrived.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Detectives say the fight initially started because the unidentified patron owed the bar money. Authorities have not identified anyone else involved in the brawl.

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