Eight men were arrested in the Kalahari Resorts parking lot at about 2 a.m. Monday during a six-on-two fist-fight.
Mark Lorenz, 30, and Andrew Herron, 26, both of Uhrichsville, Ohio, told Erie County deputies six Cleveland men jumped them in the parking lot and demanded their money, with one of the men pulling out a handgun.
The six men — Dayvid Ware, 18, Damon Wheat, 18, Beonte Anglen, 19, James Buford, 22, Darnell Phillips, 18, and William Anglen, 21— told a different story. They said Lorenz and Herron called them racial slurs when they refused the men a ride to a gas station and the argument quickly escalated, according to a deputy’s report.
No gun was found in the parking lot or in the men’s car, but William Anglen had an outstanding Cleveland police warrant for failing to appear on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Anglen was taken to the Erie County jail. The others were cited for disorderly conduct and released.