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Arrest Made in Caught on Cam Knockout Punch Outside of Philly Club

Police say they arrested a man who was caught on camera punching and knocking another man unconscious outside of a Center City nightclub last month.

Darryl Minter, 30, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to police. Investigators say he punched a man outside Coda nightclub on 1712 Walnut Street back on May 13.

In the video, which was posted on YouTube but later removed, the victim approaches a larger man, who police identified as Minter, and asks him a question though it's unclear what exactly he says. He then asks, "Now if you hit me and you swing and you miss can I still go inside?"

The larger man then shakes his head. As the victim continues talking the larger man suddenly swings and punches him in the face. The victim falls down on the sidewalk and lies unconscious. The video then ends.

"I was at the club," a witness said. "This guy who was previously kicked out kept asking the bouncer to punch him in the face to let him back in the club and eventually the bouncer obliged and knocked him out."

The witness said the victim sat up less than a minute later and was talking to other people outside the club.

"The guy was fine," the witness said. "He did have a gash in his head so he went to the hospital in an ambulance. The bouncer walked away and got in a car that rolled up and that was that."

Dan Gross, a spokesperson for Coda, told NBC10 Minter did not work for the club.

"We are disgusted by the assault that took place early Friday morning outside our establishment," Gross told NBC10 last month. "Coda has no tolerance for violence such as this and we pride ourselves on maintaining a safe and positive space where people can enjoy live entertainment."

Gross told NBC10 Coda's staff called police to report the incident and cooperated fully with authorities.

A spokesperson told NBC10 Minter worked for Mainline Security but was not on duty the night of the incident. He also said Minter was fired after the video was released.

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