FAU Student Charged With Burglary, Armed Battery

Alex Fanaian, courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

Alex Fanaian, courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

UPDATED: 1:04p with details of arrest.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The former president of FAU’s Delta Tau Delta Fraternity was found naked in front of his home on NE 8th Street early Sunday morning, shooting a fire extinguisher at a neighbor’s window and speaking gibberish.

This according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by BocaNewsNow.com.

Alex Fanaian, 23, was taken into custody and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and burglary.

According to the affidavit written by a police officer on the scene:

“I made contact with a naked Alex Fanaian, on the ground in front of the front door. Fanaian was subdued by the resident using a wire hanger that was wrapped around his wrists and upper arms.

I met with (the neighbor) who was also standing outside the front door. (The neighbor) advised that he was awaken (sic) by banging on his front door that sounded like gun shots. When (the neighbor) approached the door, he could see Fanaian outside, using a fire extinguisher to break the window next to the door. (The neighbor) opened the front door and advised Fanaian to stop. Fanaian then sprayed the neighbor with the fire extinguisher and struck the neighbor in the torso with it. The neighbor then wrestled Fanaian to the ground and used wire hangers to restrain his arms behind his back. The neighbor advised that he did not know who Fanaian was or why he was attempting to enter the residence.”

The police officer added:

“I attempted to speak with Fanaian but he was not making sensible statements.”

Fanaian was apparently drinking at Blue Martini — at Boca Raton Town Center Mall (NYSE:SPG) — prior to the incident.

Fanaian remains in the Palm Beach County Jail on $30,000 bond.

While it is the policy of BocaNewsNow.com to not report domestic battery arrests involving suspects under the age of 25, an arrest where the allegation includes a “deadly weapon” and is not identified as “domestic” is, per our policy, reportable. 



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  1 comment for “FAU Student Charged With Burglary, Armed Battery

  1. John
    April 29, 2013 3:51 pm at 3:51 PM

    This is just another Delta Tau Delta move that makes FAU greek life look awful to the school and community. I think they should be kicked off campus

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