Man wearing crown of thorns, carrying piñata, screaming profanities under arrest, cops say

Man wearing crown of thorns, carrying piñata, screaming profanities under arrest, cops say

(As originally published with additional photos, Wed, March 13th 2024 at 4:11 PM)

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (TND) — A call about a suspicious person ended with the arrest of a man wearing a crown of thorns on his head and carrying a piñata.

The victim told dispatchers he approached her and started yelling profanities while she was walking to her office last Tuesday morning, March 5, in Florida.

Deputies arrived and found both the victim and suspect Gregory Melvin Zopff.

According to the arrest report, “Zopff approached her, screaming at the top of his lungs.

“Zopff stated ‘F****** B**** C***’ and other horrible profanities, as the victim described the encounter with Zopff.

“The victim stated Zopff frightened her to death,” but deputies wrote, “She appeared to be emotionally distraught and began crying.”

Man wearing crown of thorns, carrying piñata, screaming profanities under arrest, cops say
Gregory Melvin Zopff was charged with disorderly conduct for the 2nd time in 5 weeks, March 5, 2024. (Martin Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Then, deputies got the suspect’s side of the story.

and according to the arrest report, “Zopff noted he was singing and dancing to his leprechaun song and continued to repeat that he was just singing.”

In the end, deputies concluded, “Zopff committed the offense of disorderly conduct.”

He was arrested and his bond was set at $150.

Zopff, 37, has had a number of arrests.

Just over a month ago, he was also charged with disorderly conduct.

Zopff’s arrest report from Jan. 29 said he caused a disturbance at a deli, yelling at everyone there.

It also said he was wearing black clothing with a crown of thorns on his head and he had a Chucky doll, apparently referring to the horror movie Child’s Play.

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