Police: Drunken man picks fights downtown, at jail and hospital
A reportedly drunken man who police said was randomly picking fights and hitting people in downtown Gainesville was arrested early Thursday morning and then caused a ruckus at the jail and at a hospital, according to an arrest report.
Todd Page Emory, 42, of 141 SE 73rd Terrace, was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest with violence.
An officer on patrol in the Bo Diddley Community Plaza was stopped by a woman who said Emory was attempting to initiate fights and that he threw her to the ground, the report states.
Several other people reported similar activity. The report states that a crowd began to gather around Emory, who was told by the officer to calm down and leave the area.
Emory refused to leave, tried to push a bystander and was arrested.
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