Drunk Vero Beach man challenges police to a fight at the jail

Man trashes a McDonald's restaurant in Vero Beach, Florida.
Man trashes a McDonald's restaurant in Vero Beach, Florida.

A man who made a mess at a McDonald’s restaurant challenges a police officer to a fight once he gets to the jail, according to the report.

On Sunday at approximately 9:30 p.m., employees at the McDonald’s, located at 1925 U.S. Highway 1, called police about a man “making a mess in the restaurant,” the report said.

Officers arrived and found a man, identified as 34-year-old Benjamin Elias Daum, sleeping in a chair, surrounded by several packets of sauce and food on the floor.

Police woke Daum up and asked if he had been drinking after they smelled a strong odor of alcohol.

“Yeah, bit**, what the fu** you going to do about it,” Daum asked the officer, according to the report.

Police then confirmed that Daum was trespassed from this location a month prior, and arrested for disorderly intoxication.

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Daum was arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly intoxication. On the way to Indian River County Jail, Daum challenged police.

“I’m going to fu** you up bit**! You just wait until we get to the jail bit**,” Daum said, according to the affidavit.

According to jail records, Daum has been arrested a few times this year on alcohol-related charges.

In March, Daum was arrested after having an open container in Vero Beach city limits. He was seen drinking with several homeless individuals at a vacant lot, and residents called police about the noise.

Additionally, last month, he was arrested after he trashed a 7-Eleven store in Vero Beach.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.