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A 32-year-old, 5-foot-4 fellow from Leesburg was standing outside a DeLand gas station/convenience store in the early afternoon June 18. He was drinking a beer and had his pants down.

One of the store employees told him to leave, but, instead, the guy walked inside the establishment and tried to buy another beer. The employee who had told Beer Boor to go away, again refused to sell him brew, which made him “aggressive and belligerent.”

Another employee, who also rebuffed the little guy’s alcohol-centered demands, tried to call the police. Beer Boor attempted to knock the phone out of her hand, but he missed, hitting her in the face with the palm of his hand.

Then Beer Boor walked outside, punching the windows and doors as he left, and yelling at employees.

When DeLand police officers arrived, he was still on the property drinking a beer, and, because of “his posture and staggering gait,” the lawmen figured he was intoxicated.

The officers talked with several store employees, and ended up arresting Beer Boor on two misdemeanor charges: battery touch/strike and open consumption of alcohol.

I wonder how well the little guy’s Napoleon complex served him in jail.

— 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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