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UF student arrested for injuring bar employee, was previously arrested in July for hitting a bouncer

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kaleb Mason Wiswall, 20, a student at the University of Florida, was arrested late last night and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm and disorderly intoxication after he allegedly got into a physical struggle with a bar employee that led to the employee falling down the stairs and suffering a dislocated shoulder, along with other injuries.

The victim, a manager at the bar on University Avenue, told a Gainesville Police Department officer that he went into the men’s restroom and noticed that Wiswall was in one of the stalls with his girlfriend. He said he suspected they were consuming cocaine and asked them to leave the bar. The victim said that while walking Wiswall out of the bar, he tried to take Wiswall’s wristband, which is company policy when a customer is asked to leave. The victim reportedly said that Wiswall hit him, and during the ensuing struggle, Wiswall allegedly pushed the victim down the stairs. The officer wrote that while the victim was lying on the stairs, Wiswall lost his balance and fell, landing on the victim’s neck. The victim reportedly suffered a dislocated shoulder and a dislocated finger and had bruises in multiple locations.

Post Miranda, Wiswall reportedly said he was in the bathroom with his girlfriend because she was fixing her makeup. He said he heard a loud banging on the stall, then a bouncer pulled him out by his arm. Wiswall reportedly said he was trying to pull free of the bouncer and then fell down the stairs, at which point he said another bouncer pushed him, and he fell on the victim.

Wiswall has been charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm and disorderly intoxication. He was previously arrested in July for allegedly hitting a bouncer and entered into a pre-trial diversion agreement in August that promised dismissal of the charges if he refrained from violating the law for six months. Judge Susan Miller-Jones set bail at $20,000.

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  • Looks like he could use a mechanism for dealing with his anger.

    In light of the recent decisions by the city, combined with the popularity of cage fighting, put him and Poe in a cage together with a baseball bat. I’m not saying I condone violence against a POS elected official but I can tell you who I would cheer for and his initials are not L.P.

  • The pretty boy needs to be taught a “special” lesson in respect by some big guys in jail. Judging from his girly looks though, he would probably like that.

  • I think what he did was pretty based tbh. Bar staff are kinda huge buttheads with inflated egos.

  • UF is full of these privileged punks with anger issues. Just watch when the camera scans the student section during a gator game.
    He’s gonna love prison!!! 😘

    • Now let’s see you say that about the violent subhumans terrorizing our city

  • LMAO 20K bail for an obvious anger issue ok cool…but yesterday Houston has 13 local felony convictions in addition to an out-of-county criminal history and a juvenile criminal history; he has served five prison terms for a long list of crimes including grand theft and armed robbery and was most recently released on July 31, 2022. Judge Walter Green set bail at $10,000????????? – sounds like we need to vote for new judges.

  • Young man obviously has a problem but the whole story may come out later. His explanation could be true because of the way the bouncer presumed cocaine being used without apparent evidence. What is obvious is that an underage fellow seems to be a regular drinker at local watering holes. HOW OFTEN DO GAINESVILLE POLICE CHECK THESE BARS FOR MINORS? Business should be fined for allowing this guy inside.

  • He probably gave the staff some reason to hassle him other than being in the bathroom with his girlfriend. Maybe he wasn’t tipping or was acting like a jerk. Or someone recognized him from the previous incident, or someone knew he was underage. Bartenders and owners would be cutting their own throats if they tried to chase away any suspected coke dealers and their customers. While illegal and certainly unhealthy, it’s probably good for business, realistically (within limits).

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