Vero Beach Man Uses Skateboard Ramp To Block Traffic

Man tries to steal skateboard ramp from Calvary Chapel in Vero Beach.
Man tries to steal skateboard ramp from Calvary Chapel in Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH – A citizen flagged down an officer with the Vero Beach Police Department who said a man had pushed a skateboard ramp out of the Calvary Chapel and onto 10th Avenue.

The officer drove to the location and observed the skateboard ramp in the middle of the roadway obstructing traffic in Vero Beach.

Aaron Michael Parmeter, 29, was seen pushing the ramp on the road. The officer asked for his identification, and he yelled “fu** you” and took off running across a vacant parking lot, according to the report.

The officer chased Parmeter to SR 60 where he ran in front of cars, causing them to slam on their brakes. Another officer gave chase and finally brought Parmeter to the ground.

The suspect then stated, “fu** you pigs” and accused the Vero Beach Police of stealing his tablet, the report said.

A witness from the Calvary Chapel came forward and told officers the skateboard ramp belonged to the church.

Parmeter was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where he was charged with Felony Grand Theft and for Resisting Arrest.

Bond set at $15,000. Jail records show that Parmeter has been arrested eight times.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.