He’s accused of attempted murder, but it’s what allegedly did afterwards that’s raising a stink.
Being accused of a crime is pretty crappy, but that’s no reason to poop on a search warrant.
That’s what a Florida man accused of shooting at a Deerfield Beach deputy allegedly did while his paperwork was being processed, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Demetrius Vidale, 24, was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shootout that took place at about 3 a.m. Monday near Tropicante Nightclub, according to the Miami Herald.
Authorities accuse Vidale of shooting and robbing club-goer Jordan Harris, who is expected to recover.
In addition, Vidale allegedly shot at Broward Sheriff’s deputy Derrick Nesbitt, who was responding to reports of gunshots.
The deputy fired back but wasn’t injured, according to WSVN TV.
Vidale managed to elude capture until the next day, when he was apprehended while driving in Fort Lauderdale.
Now Vidale has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, armed robbery, obstructing a police officer executing a search warrant and driving with a revoked license, according to the criminal complaint.
But it’s what Vidale allegedly did while in custody that’s really raising a stink.
When officers pulled over Vidale, they served him with a search warrant to get his DNA in order to match him to the crime scene.
Vidale refused to let officers take his picture, fingerprints or DNA, claiming a judge had “no jurisdiction over him,” according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel.
However, while Vidale’s paperwork was being processed, he allegedly went into the bathroom and dumped a whole bunch of DNA ― or “defecation not appreciated” ― on the warrant, according to WSVN-TV.
Vidale appeared in court on Wednesday where he chose to represent himself and to argue with the judge, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Jail records show Vidale remains behind bars at the Broward County Main Jail.