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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Sweepstakes business altercation lands man in jail


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An altercation at the Treasure Island Sweepstakes in Spring Hill led to the arrest Saturday of John Vislocky, who lives off Mariner Boulevard.

Vislocky, 47, was charged with two counts of battery and one count of resisting arrest and obstructing an officer without violence.

Vislocky was at the business, at 11076 Spring Hill Drive, when he got in an argument with his girlfriend, a sheriff’s report said.

The girlfriend left the business and Vislocky started causing a disturbance inside, trying to break the mouse of a computer he was using, the report said.

A female employee asked Vislocky to leave but he refused and started yelling at her, according to deputies. A customer, seated next to Vislocky, saw his demeanor escalating and also tried to convince him to leave.

The employee tried to escort the customer out of the business when Vislocky challenged him. Vislocky struck the employee on her lower jaw, the report said. Vislocky then grabbed the customer’s wrist, squeezing it while the employee called the sheriff’s office.

Vislocky fled the scene when deputies arrived.

Deputies went to Vislocky’s home at 1451 Mariner Blvd. where his live-in girlfriend escorted them into the living room while she called for her boyfriend.

Vislocky left his room and as deputies tried to arrest him, he reached back to the door frame, braced himself and said he wasn’t going to give deputies his hands and he wasn’t going to jail.

Deputies pried Vislocky’s hand from the door and he continued to struggle and evade detention.

Once he was able to be taken into custody, Vislocky was transferred to the Hernando County Jail without incident and placed on $1,500 bond.

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