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A young woman who lives in Pierson told a sheriff’s deputy April 23 that she had broken up with her middle-aged boyfriend the day before and that she “offered to drive him somewhere to stay.”

Ex-Boyfriend accepted her offer but then wouldn’t get out of her car until she pulled into a small business in Pierson. He got out, urinated on Ex-Girlfriend’s passenger-side door, and spat in her face. Finally, Yecch-Boyfriend walked away.

The deputy located the spitting urinator walking along the road, and asked him to stop. Yecch-Boyfriend “turned around, balled up his fists, stepped his left foot back, and lowered his center of gravity in a fighting stance.”

Deputy ordered Yecch to get on the ground, and Yecch got on one knee. He was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of a patrol car, telling Deputy he wouldn’t talk to him until he’d spoken with a lawyer.

Deputy noted that Yecch “was consistently belligerent while in the back of the patrol vehicle and began slamming his head into the cage.”

Deputy managed to restrain Yecch, put him in a seat belt, and closed the car door. However, Yecch spat on Deputy through an open window. (Spitting seems to really be his thing. Gross as it is, I guess saliva’s better than other fluids and secretions he might have directed at the lawman.)

Yecch-Boyfriend pretended to lose consciousness in the vehicle’s back seat, so Volusia Fire had to check his vital signs. After EMTs confirmed that he was fine (physically), Yecch-Boyfriend spat at them too.

Deputies fur ther restrained the expectorator, and Volusia Fire declined to press charges on the guy for spitting at them.

The lawmen got a sworn statement from Ex-Girlfriend but noted that she “had already wiped the spit from her face so no photos were taken.”

Yecch was arrested on charges of attempted battery on a law-enforcement officer and domestic battery.

A criminal-history check showed that Yecch-Boyfriend had been convicted of battery in 2006 and 2020 and of resisting an officer without violence in 2021 — and it would appear he learned little or nothing from his past.

— By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.


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