TRINITY – Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Medical Center of Trinity last week to arrest a man who threatened a nurse and other staff members.
Vincent James Lundberg, 39, of Holiday, was arrested for assault on a nurse June 3 after becoming aggravated and combative during discharge from the hospital. According to police reports, Lundberg threatened the nurse and said he was going to kill him and remove his insides. Lundberg followed that up with threats of returning to the hospital and blowing it up.
At one point, Lundberg reportedly stood up in an aggressive manner and began throwing punches in the air toward the victim, causing him to fear for his safety, the report states.
When asked by deputies about Lundberg’s threats to blow up the hospital, the defendant said that he “probably wouldn’t follow through with it.”
Lundberg told deputies he acted the way he did because staff was touching him and holding him down after advising he was discharged. He then stated that blowing up the hospital was in reference to his anger at the time, not actually detonating an explosive device.
The police report states that Lundberg is listed as a “Top 5 Prolific Offender” and a documented gang member.
Salt away the demons
HUDSON – Walmart has a not-so-flattering reputation of attracting less-than-reputable guests at times and the location at 12610 U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson received one last week.
Pasco Sheriff’s deputies arrested a homeless man at the Walmart in the early morning hours of June 2 when he was pouring salt all over the floor and his feet. After making the mess, Dameon Dean Cantrell, 38, exited the building and walked into a small wooded section near the parking lot. Responding deputies found Cantrell laying in the woods. When asked what he was doing in the Walmart, Cantrell said he was pouring salt on his feet to help get rid of the evil spirits around him.
Cantrell then advised deputies that he had been in trouble for trespassing at the Walmart before, which turned out to be because of an incident on Oct. 13, 2018, according to police records.
Cantrell was arrested for trespassing after warning and transported to the Pasco County Jail.
Bottle-throwing bar fight
HUDSON – A verbal altercation on June 2 between a female and male patron at Skinny’s Bar and Grill, 13228 U.S. Highway 19, resulted in a thrown bottle, which resulted in an arrest.
The bottle, thrown by Brittanie Nichole Sistrunk, 25, broke after hitting a computer. The shattered glass struck a pregnant female victim who works at the bar. The victim, who is eight months pregnant, sustained two small lacerations on her upper chest.
According to police reports, deputies surmised that the force Sistrunk used to throw the bottle could have caused great bodily harm had it struck a patron before hitting the computer.
Sistrunk admitted to throwing the bottle but claimed that it did not hit anyone.
Sistrunk was charged with throwing a deadly missile inside an occupied location and aggravated battery on a pregnant person with minor injuries. She was arrested and transported to the Pasco County Jail.
Son barricades mom in home
HUDSON – A 39-year-old man was arrested June 3 on false imprisonment charges after he barricaded his mother inside their Hudson home.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, a witness contacted law enforcement stating that her brother, Kevin James Taylor, barricaded their mother inside the home. The mother told deputies that Taylor blocked the front door with heavy construction tools and containers while she slept to keep her from being able to leave. As the victim attempted to move the items, Taylor reportedly shut the door and locked it. The mother also stated that Taylor intentionally broke their cell phones to prevent her from calling for help and told her he would throw her down the stairs if she made it through the barricade.
Taylor’s sister, the witness who initially contacted law enforcement, told deputies she could hear Taylor calling their mother names and not letting her free from the residence.
Arresting deputies requested an unspecified high bond because of Taylor’s history of violent arrests.