• Commissioner involved in fight with manager at Volusia County restaurant


    Before Daytona Beach City Commissioner Carl Lentz was issued a trespassing warning and kicked out of a local strip club, Channel 9 found out he was involved in a fight with a manager at an Ormond Beach restaurant.

    The fight happened at LuLu's Oceanside Grill in Ormond Beach in late 2013.

    Police said the restaurant's manager confronted Lentz over allegations that he used a derogatory term to describe the manager's sister. Lentz left the establishment, but then came back inside and that's when the argument got physical, according to a police report.

    The report states Lentz asked the manager, "Do you know who I am?"

    The fight was months before Lentz was removed from Club Topic, a local strip club. Lentz’s attorney said his client denies any wrongdoing and was only at the club to discuss the potential sale of the property.

    At LuLu's, Lentz and the manager were not arrested after the fight, which left the commissioner with minor injuries.His attorney released a statement saying police identified Lentz as the victim but all parties agreed the incident was a misunderstanding.

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