Man arrested after allegedly refusing to leave Gumby’s Pizza, then kicking police officer


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – LeJean Leonardo Brown, 29, was arrested last night after allegedly causing a disturbance at Gumby’s Pizza and then kneeing a police officer in the groin.

At about 11:20 p.m. last night, a Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a report of a disturbance at Gumby’s Pizza on SW 34th Street. The caller told the officer that Brown was asked to leave multiple times by a representative of the business and refused to leave. The officer reportedly told Brown that he was trespassed from the business indefinitely and would need to leave immediately. Brown allegedly began yelling, disrupting the business and the other customers.

When the officer tried to place Brown in handcuffs, Brown allegedly tensed his arms and refused to follow verbal commands. Once he was detained, he allegedly refused to get into the patrol vehicle and resisted efforts by multiple police officers to handcuff him.

At the jail, Brown reportedly refused to walk into the building; while the officer was trying to move him into the jail, Brown allegedly struck the officer in the groin with his knee.

Brown has been charged with trespass after warning, resisting arrest without violence, and battery on a law enforcement officer. He has no local criminal history; bail information is unavailable on weekends.

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  • He’ll be out before the superbowl kicks off. Charges dropped says SAO, no criminal history, seems like a nice guy 😵

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