|Tallahassee man arrested for trespass after warning, twice at Wal-Mart|
On Feb. 8, Gregory David Brengauz, 76, of Tallahassee aggressively grabbed a Wal-Mart manager over a dispute involving an EBT card. While probable cause existed to arrest the suspect for battery, the manager declined to press charges. Instead, a trespass warning was issued for the suspect at the request of the manager.
The suspect signed and stated that he understood the trespassing warning for Wal-Mart at 7:37 p.m. But the suspect became upset with the trespass warning and refused to leave the store. The suspect was given multiple opportunities to leave the store and refused and was eventually arrested for trespass after warning. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail and released at 11:51 p.m.
On Feb. 9, Wal-Mart officials contacted the WCSO regarding Brengauz coming back to the store again and refusing to leave. He was released from the Wakulla County Jail and at 12:56 a.m. returned to the store. Deputies assisted the suspect get his groceries from several hours earlier and asked him to leave the premises. The suspect loaded his groceries in his vehicle and appeared ready to leave the area. Deputies returned to find their suspect inside the store again asking Wal-Mart officials to drive him home and take his groceries out of the vehicle for him. He was escorted outside again and continued to dispute the trespass warning. He turned away from deputies and began walking back toward the store.
After several attempts to allow the suspect to drive away, he was arrested a second time for trespassing after warning. Brengauz was transported to the Wakulla County Jail a second time. He was released from jail at 5:41 a.m. Deputy Nick Gray, Deputy Will Hudson and Lt. Jimmie Sessor investigated.