Prankster arrested after videoing himself jumping over deputy's head

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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 4:30 pm | Updated: 11:44 am, Wed Nov 12, 2014.

SARASOTA, Fla. - Video has surfaced of a local prankster being arrested by Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies after videotapes himself leaping over their heads.

The video shows Charles Ross doing a forward flip off Siesta Key public beach picnic table that two sheriff's deputies were sitting on. The deputies tell him not to do it again, but once they see the video camera, one of them tells Ross they are going to ruin his day and they take him into custody.

Ross was charged with Breach of the Peace and Disorderly Conduct. According to a sheriff’s office report, the deputy stated that “the defendant was in extremely close proximity to striking my head and neck, or possibly landing on me…his actions placed me in immediate risk of personal injury.”

This happened back in November, but Ross says he just got the footage back from authorities, and posted the video to YouTube over the weekend.

Ross, who has starred in several prankster-style videos online, was also arrested in January for giving wedgies to people outside of a Bradenton movie theater.

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  • SHMurphy posted at 12:16 pm on Thu, Mar 28, 2013.

    SHMurphy Posts: 1

    Oneforthegoodguys believes that it is commendable for American citizens to be physically assaulted and imprisoned by public servants for performing an act that harmed no one. His sense of who the "good guys" are is right in line with other supporters of fascist, repressive regimes. Perhaps he should consider supporting similar "good guys" in China or North Korea and move his dumb self over there.

  • oneforthegoodguys posted at 8:48 pm on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    oneforthegoodguys Posts: 1

    This guy and his friends continue to place themselves in harms way by laying in the roads in busy intersections, get into peoples cars without their permission, kissing people that they dont even know all "for the fun of it"

    He has moved his antics to Sarasota, because the MCSO and others know who they are before they do something stupid.

    I have shown my daughters some of his stupid videos and show they become a victim of is stupid mistakes, It will not be a good day for Mr. Ross.

    In due time, he will get what he deserves and hopefully the media will give it the same coverage.

    SCSO guys I commend you!! you did a great job! getting another punk off the streets!

  • tim posted at 8:37 pm on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    tim Posts: 106

    the gestapo doesn't like to be videotaped.


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