Florida Man Causes $10K Damage to Church, Assaults Officer With Stanley Tumbler


According to court documents, a guy from Palm Bay, Florida, faces many counts after causing $10,000 in damage to a church before attacking a police officer with a Stanley tumbler.

The Palm Bay Police Department’s arrest affidavit accuses Timothy Donald Bornman, 24, with conspiracy to conduct burglary, criminal mischief at a house of worship, battery of a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest, all crimes.

At before 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man breaking into Mission Church in Palm Bay. When authorities arrived, they found Bornman wearing only shorts and brandishing a metal Stanley tumbler.

According to authorities, Bornman was wandering in the church parking lot while ranting and cursing at members of the congregation.

According to the affidavit, one of the officers approached Bornman, who instantly informed him, “I’m going to f–k you up,” and walked away. The officer reportedly brought out his department-issued electric stun gun and told the defendant to stop walking and get on the ground.

Bornman obliged by sitting on the ground, but then allegedly rose up and tried to walk away again. According to police, Bornman angrily approached another cop on the scene and attempted to strike him in the head with the trendy stainless-steel cup. The officer apparently ducked the cup before Bornman allegedly struck him in the shoulder with it.

According to authorities, Bornman attempted to leave after assaulting the officer, forcing the other cop to deploy the electric stun gun. The gun’s darts struck Bornman, and the electric current rendered him unconscious and forced him to tumble backwards onto the pavement, according to authorities. Bornman apparently resisted cops’ attempts to put him in handcuffs for a short period of time until they were successful.

Prior to Bornman’s arrest, church members reportedly told police that he broke into a shed at the back of the property and retrieved a sledgehammer.

Bornman allegedly went to the front of the church with the sledgehammer, broke the door, and entered. He then allegedly began shattering everything in sight, causing more than $10,000 worth of damage to the church. Police added that after reading Bornman his Miranda rights, he admitted to breaking into the church and committing all of the damage.

He also informed authorities that the church stole all of his belongings, which is why he broke in and did the damage.

Bornman was taken to Palm Bay Community Hospital for treatment before being sent to the Brevard County Jail.

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