Jonathan Michael Shore of Miramar, Florida was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of causing a ruckus at a Palm Beach College campus, news sources report. Shore reportedly attempted to instigate a fight with Adrian Burton, assaulted one girl, and resisted arrest when police arrived. Shore, 18, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct, battery, and resisting an officer. A judge ordered that he be held on $18,000 bail bond. It is not known whether Shore has obtained a hired a lawyer to present his case.
According to reports, Shore had been visiting a friend at the Florida Atlantic University’s Glades Park Towers campus in Palm Beach Wednesday. Shore was reportedly under the influence of an unknown substance at the time, sources say. The school has so far declined to comment on the incident; it is unclear whether they will ban Shore from visiting school grounds.
At some point during the visit Wednesday evening, Shore reportedly grabbed a woman’s arm, pinned her to a wall, and attempted to strike her face. A resident coordinator and two of Shore’s friends pulled Shore of the victim and led him out of the building.
Shortly after, Shore allegedly jabbed Adrian Burton, a Pompano Beach college football player, in the chest with his finger. Sources say Shore tried to start a fight with Burton but Burton left the scene. FAU officers responded to the campus and apparently found Shore confronting someone else near the entrance of the campus building.
Shore purportedly walked towards the officers and said, “You don’t know me, it’s none of your business.” Sources say Shore was violent and confrontational towards the officers; at one point, Shore allegedly took a swing at one officer’s face. The officer backed up and drew his Taser. Officers reportedly told Shore that if he did not settle down, they would fire the Taser at him.
Shore allegedly failed to comply, so officers used the Taser on him three times. The officers restrained Shore’s wrists, but he proceeded to kick and struggle, sources say. The officers placed Shore in the squad car and tethered his ankles. Once thus restrained, Shore allegedly spit at the officers.
Police say Shore “was so out of control” that they called in backup from the Boca Raton Fire Department. Members of the fire rescue team secured Shore to a gurney and transported him to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital for evaluation. Doctors were reportedly forced to secure Shore to a hospital bed and administer two sedatives to calm him. A doctor later placed Shore under the Baker Act for his own safety. The Baker Act allows physicians to involuntary examine a patient; to declare the Baker Act, officials must be able to prove that the patient is a danger to himself or others or is suffering from a mental illness.
Police are currently conducting an investigation and have not said what substance caused Shore to be so belligerent. None of the victims or officials appear to have been injured in the confrontation.