NewsPasco County


Hudson bar employees pepper sprayed, beaten at gunpoint, deputies say

Posted at 10:45 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 12:26:57-04

UPDATE | The Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested four men on Thursday for the attack.

Steven Snow, Scott Bamberger, Terrance Snow and Austin Hurtt are all facing charges.

ORGINIAL STORY | Pasco County deputies are on the hunt for two men who used pepper spray on staff during an armed robbery in Hudson.

The Pasco Sheriff's Office is investigating after two unknown suspects forcefully entered Sam's Beach Bar just after 8 a.m. Monday.

The two got away in a dark colored, possibly blue, SUV. The sheriff's office released images of the getaway vehicle taken from surveillance cameras in the area.

PASCO COUNTY NEWS | The latest headlines from Pasco County

“I could never imagine losing one of my children and I think that’s the closest I’ve come to it," said Tracy Hatfield.

Hatfield's daughter is an employee at the popular Gulf-side bar and restaurant. She came face to face with the armed intruder.

"Shoved the gun in her face again and told her that if she did anything else, he was going to kill her,” she said.

Hatfield tells ABC Action News that another employee was pistol whipped to the ground. One of the man kicked his face into concrete.

Owners of the bar shared a message on Facebook stating they would be closed Monday so employees can pick up the pieces.

“I’m scared for all involved until these guys are off the streets," said Hatfield.