VIDEO: Man Decides To Fight Deputy, Finds Out The Hard Way K9 Is Cop's Backup

Marion County Sheriff's K9 Zeus broke up a fight at an Ocala McDonald's and helped take Dequarius Simpkins into custody.

Ocala, FL – A Marion County sheriff’s K9 broke up a fight in a McDonald’s parking lot in Ocala on Sunday (video below).

The incident occurred at about 7:25 p.m. on Jan 5 when Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a fight at the McDonald’s restaurant on Maricamp Road, according to a police report provided to Blue Lives Matter by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The fight started inside the McDonald’s but had moved out into the parking lot by the time deputies got there.

A cell phone video of the fight, which involved both adults and juveniles, was filmed by someone inside the restaurant and showed the fight was going on for quite a while before law enforcement arrived.

Marion County Sheriff’s Corporal Alan Lee and his partner, K9 Zeus, were the first to arrive on the scene.

Dashcam video showed several men and women fighting in the parking lot and blocking the exit of the drive-thru as Cpl. Lee approached.

Although the people initially appeared to stop fighting when they saw the sheriff’s department SUV approaching, they started scuffling again almost immediately.

Dashcam video showed the Cpl. Lee jumped out of his vehicle the second he arrived and tried to intervene in the melee.

None of the people fighting were small, but Cpl. Lee quickly found himself tussling with 20-year-old Dequarius Simpkins, a former defensive back for Vanguard High School’s football team.

Dashcam video showed Cpl. Lee was able to separate Simpkins and another man by tossing Simpkins to the ground, but the large former football player jumped back up and went after the other man again.

That’s when Cpl. Lee hit the remote for the back door of his SUV and released his partner, K9 Zeus.

Dashcam video showed that K9 Zeus headed directly for Simpkins, but that some of the other people who were fighting stopped and made a run for it when they saw the deputy’s dog.

One young man jumped over a fence onto a table on a patio to get away from K9 Zeus, the video showed.

But the dog was only interested in holding Simpkins until Cpl. Lee was able to take him into custody, the video showed.

Video showed that another deputy on the scene put a different person into handcuffs, and then assisted Cpl. Lee in detaining Simpkins while the K9 handler released his dog from the suspect and put him back in their vehicle.

Marion County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Cecelia Koon told WOFL that deputies still don’t know what started the fight but that they did they right thing to end it.

“A K-9 is considered less than lethal force, and in this moment, that was our deputy’s backup," Koon said. "He was in the position where he needed to utilize that K-9 for his own safety and the safety of others in the area.”

​​​

Get your Warrior 12 Fur Missile shirt HERE.

Simpkins was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, WOFL reported.

He was released from the Marion County Jail on $1,000 bond.

Two teenagers were also arrested and were being adjudicated by the county juvenile system, according to WOFL.

Watch dashcam, bodycam, and cell phone videos of the incident here below:

Comments (186)
No. 1-50
MCM
MCM

That's a grown man screaming and crying for his mommy. Holy hell!

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

Poor dog gonna have to lick his ass to get the taste out of his mouth

Ragman69
Ragman69

Feeding time at the zoo?

flybynight
flybynight

Dequarius........you can't be serious!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Hey lowestcom, need a new wingman? Here he is before one of your hood rats grabs him up. You can't make this stuff up.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

That is a smart K9. There were five civilians in close proximity, and he knew exactly whom to take down.

I am sure LEOs know this, but I did not until the other day... The reason the K9 is trained to commands in a foreign language is so that no one can interfere.

DNW
DNW

Officer's performance was as impressive as the dog's. Nice job.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Bork Bork Nom Nom. Bingo I have bingo!

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Made me think of this song. lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eXIOK2vOhM

mike wauters
mike wauters

Now the rats will sue and some liberal judge will give them $200,000. When do we go back to days of holding people accountable for their actions? They stop fighting when the police pull up and the dog stays in the car. But, nope, the 13% gotta get their thug on and then blame racism.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Could watch that all day 🤣

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I love watching fur missle videos!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Marion County Corporal Alan Lee, and his partner Zeus

I think I am going to send him a little email of support for a job well-done.

lolamae
lolamae

Racism the most over used word in the dictionary and now has the least importance.

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Never mind the dog. Beware of owner. Looked to me like the perp was lucky to get taken down by the dog. Deputy Robocop could have picked up the perp and body slammed him on the pavement a few times.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Dumb arse spear chuckers. Some kind of low life moron name a kid dquarius. That's the quick way to breed another moron.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job for the K-9

ABrady21
ABrady21

1:12/1:13 of the bystander’s video - "...he was biting (inaudible) penis..." Someone needs to go back to school to learn basic human anatomy. Call me crazy, but the last time I checked, a male’s penis is pretty far away from a his lower calf/upper ankle.

On a side note, that Deputy/handler had some incredible strength, as evidenced by how far back he was able to fling the other party in this altercation to break it up. Great job to both the fur missile and its handler!!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Act like an animal, get treated like an animal.

Caddis
Caddis

Suspected it was the usually suspects even before watching the video. This is getting too easy.

hoss377
hoss377

A couple of things,i would buy Zeus a steak dinner "Who's a good boy?" Mr.Simpkins needs to be less of a candy a$$,he cried like a 6 year old girl ,and the two fat ladies need to be less of a pair of bitc*es.

RunCop
RunCop

Ah the lowest common denominator

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Dequarius … that one's going on my list. Any who … Dequarius … in the future … you may want to avoid fucking with an officer who looks like that, and has a dog named Zeus.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

All that over a quarter pounder with cheese ...

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual hood rats!👎

Wish505
Wish505

Good dog.

LegalGenius1965
LegalGenius1965

What do people not understand about GET BACK? Jeezus.

LegalGenius1965
LegalGenius1965

How much you want to bet the guy who was bitten sues and WINS?

Sworn to Serve
Sworn to Serve

Good boy, Zeus...

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

Such a happy Dog! Just like that things settled down.

Taco1
Taco1

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

Those sorry trashy people got just what they deserve. They act like animals and have no manners.

Taco1
Taco1

The dog was only "on her son" for like 56 seconds.

mbfritz
mbfritz

Omg, what a bunch of rabid animals! Cops must be so sick of handling this kind of behavior out of certain groups of people!

Woobie46
Woobie46

This is something I almost NEVER say...I watched it THREE TIMES! Too much fun for a fourth!

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

That dog was out for one thing and that was to get order, well done Zeus!!

Brockettj
Brockettj

“So instead of going to the hospital, she was arrested for public intoxication and taken to the Hunt County Detention Center“ II my opinion once in custody then they should have taken her to the medical center

ikaika
ikaika

First of all, the screeching by that one woman scared the cat. He thought it was an air raid and went running out of the room

Dequarius: Hey, dog! You want a piece of me? Zeus: Yeah, I do, dumbass! Dequarius: Momma! Momma! Momma! Momma!

Momma did a good job bringing up Dequarius. Zeus and his partner did a good job teaching him to listen to the police.

Ha ha ha ha!

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

Let these SAVAGES KILL EACH OTHER FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL. Do you know how awesome things would be WITHOUT THEM !!!!!

Slim Pickins
Slim Pickins

Good job Officer. Feed the dog.

Lbw654
Lbw654

I thought the screaming was coming from the women omg 😂. Act like animals get caged like them too!

RetSgt
RetSgt

Is it so bad of me to start LMFAO when the idiot on the ground starts crying for his "mama.."?

GSDLover
GSDLover

Obey the Officer and you don't get bit. It's that simple folks.

Bulldog652
Bulldog652

When the officer arrived they stopped, but had total disregard to stop and continued. Looks like th k9 did what was needed. Quickly ended the fight. Good job.

Sofloblm
Sofloblm

I’m glad the officer had his trusty backup with him. That was a potentially bad situation to be in. We all know the aholes will stop fighting each other and turn on LE in a Heartbeat.

Frank R
Frank R

Could care less about the dude getting bit but it did appear that Zeus wasn't releasing when his handler was trying to get him to let go. Might need some training on that.

spice
spice

Damn that chimpanzee screams loud as shit. The article doesn't mention how it go out of the zoo?

Ace17
Ace17

Ahahahahahahh 😀😀😀😀💯💯💯💯🐕🐕🐕💙💙💙 Good Dog🙂🐕💙 Great article Sandy!!!

Jones24
Jones24

Fantastic

Litag
Litag

I find it so surprising that people are shocked at the behavior of a K-9, these dogs don't just randomly approach and bite you, your actions garner swift and severe consequences. Secondly, how do the officers open the back door? Remote? Last but not least, Excellent team work for this duo. Zeus, you are a good partner!

LesH
LesH

Good Boy Zeus!