GAINESVILLE, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Anthony Castronovo, son of a popular area radio personality, is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery on an officer following an altercation in Gainesville where he allegedly vomited on a police officer.
According to court records and the “Independent Florida Alligator” which is the student publication of the University of Florida, “Anthony Castronovo was charged (with) assaulting a security guard and vomiting on a police officer after a night out at :08 bar on Friday morning.”
From the article by UF Student Rachael Schirmer: “Gainesville Police Department was called to the downtown bar, located at 201 West University Avenue, shortly past midnight after ra security worker said Castronovo, a 19 year old UF student from Boca Raton, was ejected from the club, according to a police report. Castronovo responded by swinging a pole attached to a cement-filled pot toward the security worker. The pole hit the side door of the business then shattered, missing the security worker.
Officers detained Castronovo during the investigation in the back seat of a patrol car. During questioning, Castronovo told one officer he was going to vomit on him. According to the police report, Castronovo put his mouth on the divider between the front and back of the patrol car, and aimed his projectile path toward the front. He vomited on both the electronic panel of the vehicle and the officer.”