Man Arrested Because He
Refused To Leave Winn-Dixie
Lee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a man refusing to leave the Winn-Dixie on Bell Boulevard N. in Lehigh Acres on Thursday.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the manager of the store and were pointed toward Brian Eric Weightman, who was standing in the doorway of the grocery store.
Weightman was arrested for trespassing after deputies repeatedly told him to leave the Winn-Dixie and he refused. Deputies reported they could spell alcohol on Weightman.
After being placed in the back of a patrol car, Weightman started kicking the window of the car.
Deputies told Weightman to stop kicking the window because he would hurt himself and damage Lee County property. Deputies tazed him twice in order to gain compliance.
Weightman was taken to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office East District substation. He started to kick the window again. When a deputy open the patrol car’s door, Weightman spit on the deputy’s leg and began to spit in the back of the patrol car.
According to the report, Weightman said, “It doesn’t matter, I’ll be in Brazil next week, you won’t be able to find me!”
Deputies told Weightman they would note his intention to flee.
Weightman was arrested for trespassing and battery on an officer.