Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-125

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 13, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Fight Caught On Video

    An arrest is made after video appears on the internet.
    • Tuesday
    • April 12, 2011
    • Time: 5:50 PM
    • Twin Branch Acres Road and Bronco Drive
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect:



    Philip Scott Struthers, DOB 07-25-69
    12207 Twin Branch Acres Road
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Child Abuse
    Contribute To The Delinquency Of A Minor

    Details:

    On April 7, 2011 at approximately 3:35 p.m. at Twin Branch Acres Road and Bronco Drive the defendant Philip Struthers unlawfully and willfully encouraged his 16 year old son, to engage in a fist fight with another 16 year old male. The males were fighting over a girl. During the fight the defendant gave his son verbal commands to commit the fight, shouting “Knock him out”, “Punch his eyes out” and “Slam his head on the ground”. The defendant made no attempt to stop the fight. The incident was captured on home video and posted on website “World Star Hip Hop”. Web link is:
    (www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh7dD7YTqTQZSXN9qs) titled: What-Cha Want Me Ta-Do Ta-Him Again? Oh Yeah, Knock Him Out! Father Arranges A Fight After Kid Talks Mess About His Son.

    On April 11, 2011 a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Office and reported the incident and directed investigators to the website where the video could be viewed.

    Investigators obtained a warrant for the arrest of Struthers and he was taken into custody April 12, 2011 at approximately 6:10 p.m.
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