101 Cantina: Police Reports From Boca Bar Detail Drunk Talk, Bottle-Smashing, Puking in Cop Cars
2.Megan Gelpi, 18, exited 101 Cantina on January 10, but she did so without her phone.
Jacob Nash, 22, was walking in front of her in a black hat and black shirt, and Gelpi believed he had swiped it from her.
She flagged down two officers and said Nash had pick-pocketed her iPhone 4 while she was on the front patio of the bar. Nash denied this and pulled out his pockets to show he was clean, only he pulled out an iPhone 4 with a green case from his right front pocket. Gelpi snatched the phone, took off the case, and showed officers the US Airways Visa card she keeps in the case. Gelpi said that she didn't know Nash and that she wanted to press charges.
Officers charged Nash with grand theft and theft of a credit card. Nash was taken into custody and transferred to the Palm Beach County Jail.
Charges for the theft of the credit card were later dropped. Nash pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of petit theft (value over $100).
When reached for comment via Facebook, Nash replied "They were overaggressive; that's all I can say." His case remains open, and he's due in court again April 21.
1.Two officers arrived at 101 Cantina on July 29 last year only to see a manager and a bouncer escorting out a really drunk Franklin Kowal.
They asked for help since the 20-year-old wouldn't leave. He was being kicked out, they explained, for putting his hand up a lady's dress.
Officers noticed that Kowal had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes and that he couldn't maintain balance. He was also texting, but he thought he was talking on the phone. He told officers "Why, why, why, why? I did nothing wrong." Kowal then tried to dart back into the joint before officers told him he'd be arrested for trespassing if he kept on. Officers suggested Kowal find a sidewalk so he could call a cab. He agreed. For the moment.
Once the taxi arrived, Kowal stood up, lifted his right hand, and left only his middle finger upright. "I'm not going anywhere," he said before jamming his right forearm into the back of an officer. The cop then placed Kowal in an arm bar and took him to the ground.
Kowal was placed under arrest and transported to Boca PD for booking. The police report also added this gem after spilling his fate: "Note, as Kowal was in the backseat, he threw up numerous times."
Kowal pleaded not guilty to battery, resisting an officer without violence, and trespassing. Kowal could not be reached for comment.