Daytona Beach commissioner under fire after fight

Local 6 obtains past arrest records for commissioner

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Local 6 is learning more on Wednesday about past arrests for the Daytona Beach city commissioner who is already under fire for two incidents involving a fight at a restaurant and soliciting a worker for sex at a strip club.

Commissioner Carl Lentz was first accused by the owner of Club Topic of seeking sex in exchange for political influence.

"He presented himself to my doorman as Carl Lentz, city commissioner, and that will said he never had to pay to get into his bar," said Club Topic owner Will Bittorf.

Daytona Beach police then released video on Tuesday of Lentz fighting with the manager of Lulu's Oceanside Grill.

According to police records, Lentz was charged with felony battery in 2008 after officers say he beat up a man at the Daytona International Speedway.

Police said Lentz was drinking and became enraged after the victim touched a car he was in. The charges were later dropped.

In 2009, Lentz was arrested for open container after police say he refused to pour out a beer he was drinking outside of a bar. He pleaded no contest and wasn't a commissioner at the time of those incidents.

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