A Florida man is behind bars, accused of attacking sheriff's deputies after he became angry at them for not speaking Spanish.
While on patrol, deputies were flagged down by Edgar Perez, 29, of Immokalee, Fla., who was standing outside a bar, according to an arrest report. However, they were unable to communicate with him due to the fact that he spoke only Spanish, reports said.
Perez seemed to be intoxicated because his eyes appeared glassy and he had an odor of alcohol coming from his breath, deputies said.
When Perez was told the deputies could not speak Spanish, he began calling them demeaning names in both Spanish and English, reports said. He then wadded up his jacket, which had a flashlight in one of its pockets, and threw it at the face of one of the deputies, according to reports.
Deputies said they attempted to restrain Perez but he resisted, at which time they struck Perez in the head with their fists and arrested him. Perez faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting officer with violence.