Man returns to Tavares business day after he was trespassed, punches cop in the mouth

TAVARES, Fla.—A 69-year-old man is being held in the Lake County Jail on $6,000 bond, accused of returning to a business he was trespassed from the day before and punching a Tavares Police Department officer in the mouth when he tried to take him into custody.

Shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, TPD responded to Japan Express, 456 East Burleigh Boulevard, in reference to Michael Stanley Bomber returning to the restaurant after he had been trespassed, according to a report.

The officer approached Bomber, confirmed his name and asked if he was aware of the trespass he was issued Thursday night. Bomber said he was aware of it and the officer told him he was under arrest. Bomber, whose last known address is in St. Petersburg, became combative and aggressive and reportedly told the officer, “If you touch me, I’ll punch you in the face.”

Bomber ignored verbal commands and when the officer stepped forward to take him into custody, Bomber allegedly punched him in the “upper left lip,” the report states.

Bomber was taken to the ground and eventually complied; he complained of chest pains and was taken to a local healthcare facility, where he was medically cleared. Bomber is facing charges of resisting arrest with violence and trespassing after warning; this was Bomber’s second trespassing arrest in two days by TPD. The details of Wednesday’s arrest were not available at press time.

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