Convicted felon arrested for hitting people at Crane Ramen


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tyler Deontae Bukas-Johnson, 28, was arrested last night after allegedly punching multiple people who were eating at Crane Ramen.

At 7:00 p.m., Gainesville Police Department officers responded to multiple calls reporting that a man was running around and punching people at 16 SW 1st Avenue. Only one victim was still at the scene when officers arrived, but several witnesses told officers they saw Bukas-Johnson approach the victim from behind and punch her on the back of the head with a closed fist while she sat outside the restaurant.

Bukas-Johnson was found walking away from the restaurant and was detained. He allegedly tensed his arms and tried to kick and spit at officers multiple times while being placed in the patrol car.

Bukas-Johnson has five felony convictions and has served two state prison sentences, with his most recent release in March 2022. He was most recently arrested on October 30 and was sentenced to 60 days in jail on a charge of drug possession in a plea deal; he was released at 2:00 a.m. on December 17.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • This will keep on happening until law abiding people of Gainesville and Alaucha County start carrying a gun after putting several of these idiots dead the rest will realize they may not want to be idiot’s

  • Anyone feel like their life was in danger? That problem could have been fixed on the spot.
    Merry Christmas!

  • It going to be freezing in the next few days. He needed a warm bed and 3 meals a day. Merry Christmas dirtbag

  • And where praytell is Gainesvilles Finest now. On the loose again? No Hate Crime?

  • Another of Kramers BS plea deals. This scum needs to be caged and Kramer needs to be removed by Desantis immediately!

  • Why do I have zero interest in going to downtown Gainesville? 🤔
    I often drive an hour or two to go somewhere to eat outside at a restaurant or enjoy a safe, relaxing downtown atmosphere.
    This city is such a mess…

    • It’s a big cluster-f with part of the roads closed off for no real reason at this point and fewer safe parking spaces available as a result. I refuse to park in the crime-scene parking garage. I definitely don’t go to the businesses that are commandeering the public streets to seat customers outdoors.

      • I agree with you Peabody…that street adjacent to the State Attorney’s office needs to be reopened….

      • Crane Ramen is closing anyway. Sadly there are fewer and fewer businesses open to warrant going downtown and the legions of bums (mostly harmless but annoying with their panhandling nonetheless) have ruined it. I don’t know what people like so much about Gainesville in general. It has little to offer.

        • Having the street that leads to the restaurant closed off with ugly barricades isn’t helping, either. I probably wouldn’t spend $16 + tip or whatever it costs for a bowl of soup anyway, but there is no way in hell I’m paying to park in the parking garage, walking (feeling unsafe possibly), paying $16 for a bowl of soup, and walking back to the garage after eating. This isn’t freaking Toronto or whatever the loons on the commission think.

  • Throw the book at this kook. He’s obviously nuts and doesn’t belong in polite society.

    • Things would have gone down differently at a Japanese-run Ramen restaurant. They would take it as an insult to their honor if someone attacked their customers. This one is run by hipsters.

  • Another reason CR is closing soon. Woke demonic spawn attracted like flies to our welcoming college town. Just so their non-profits will have an endless demand and reap more gullible public grants.

  • Yeah, these are the scumbags public defenders and regional counsels have to deal with, up close and personal, for extended periods of time. It is amazing that it took another vicious attack to get the “Eric’s Law” bill, it is LONG overdue to protect those people we ask to defend this vermin!

    • Yes it’s about time, but they wouldn’t be endangering their defense attorneys so often if the latter stopped releasing or plea bargaining so eagerly, too. The general public is in greater danger every day 24/7.

  • I have given up on Gainesville. It is time to move somewhere else. I dream of a conservative utopia where crime taken seriously.

    • This is what happens when you have a democratic ran City and County look at Chicago Portland Oregon Washington DC just to name a few

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