BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A group of young women — who some have identified as FAU students, but may just be young women seeking attention — refused to vacate the offices of GEO Group Tuesday and was arrested, protesting the Boca-based private prison firm. The protest comes on the heels of GEO Group reversing its decision to financially support the FAU athletic program in exchange for its name on the school’s new stadium.
Here’s the affidavit of probable cause in the arrests of four young women who sought attention.
Lynne Purvis, DOB: 8/21/79, Lake Worth, FL
Zoe Meniolle D’Hauthull, DOB: 10/3/92, Miami, FL
Janel Williams, DOB: 7/17/89, Spring Hill, FL
Christine Baglieri, DOB: 7/24/87, Lake Worth, FL
On April 9, numerous officers and I responded to One Park Place located at 621 NW 53rd
Street with reference to a large group of people trespassing. Upon arrival, I saw a large
group of people outside of the building. Some of the subjects were chanting something
related to a GEO Group. I entered the building and met with Building Engineer David
Dawood advised there are five females on the first floor in front of the GEO Group office
and numerous others in the lobby holding signs and chanting. Dawood said he asked them to
leave the property and they refused. Dawood said the five female subjects appeared to be
chained to the door. I saw a large crowd of people in the lobby on the first floor. Some
were chanting, others were taking photos and a few were spectators from other offices
within the building I was approached Christine Schaefer. Schaefer advised she was
the spokesperson for the protestors who are here protesting the actions of the GEO Group.
I told Schafer this is private property and she should have her group leave the property
now. Schaefer said they will not leave until they met with George Zoley who is on the 4th
floor. I told the protestors to leave and escorted a few outside prior to other officers
arriving on scene.
After the responding officers arrived, the lobby was cleared and secured. One of the five
females sitting in front of the office left after Dawood issued a trespass warning. The
remaining four females later identified as Lynn Purvis DOB 8/21/79, Zoe Meniolle
D`Hauthuill DOB 10/3/92, Christine Baglieri 7/24/87 and Kimberly Williams DOB
7/ 17/ 89 remained. Williams had a long black metal bike lock around her neck which was
connected and locked to one of the door handles of the GEO Group office. Meniolle
D`Hauthuill also had a black metal bike lock around her neck that was locked to the other
door handle. Baglieri and Purvis were arm locked in the middle of both subjects.
Dawaod advised the subjects were trespassing and asked them to leave the property. Lt.
Hoyt then advised the subjects they have been issued a trespass warning and they have
three minutes to voluntarily to leave the property or be arrested. The subjects were
additionally warned they had one minute left to voluntarily leave without being arrested.
At 1030 hours the subjects were advised they were under arrest.
Purvis and Baglieri tensed their bodies and resisted arrest and were pulled apart then
carried out of the building
. The keys for the bike locks were located during a search
incident to arrest .The subjects were unlocked from the door and escorted out of the
The four subjects were charged with Trespass after Warning, F.S.S. 810.08 (2B) and
Resisting an Officer without Violence, F.SS. 843.02.