John Grillo

ARREST: Asked To Stop Cursing In Publix, Man Allegedly Threatens Victim With Belt

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Bond Set At $50,000, a Rarity In Palm Beach County.

Anthony Grill, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton man arrested just days ago on a felony charge is now facing a second arrest.

Anthony Grillo of NW 27th Avenue in Boca Raton allegedly didn’t like someone asking him to stop cursing in front of children while in the Publix at 3000 West Yamato Road. Grillo, according to a police report, removed his belt and threatened the person asking him to clean up his language.

From the police report:

“On 11/26/2021 at 1844 hours I responded to 3003 W Yamato Rd (Publix), Boca Raton FL in regards to a report of a male who threatened the caller. I met with the victim who advised the following; He and his wife witnessed an irate male, identified as the defendant Anthony Grillo, inside of Publix and after asking Grillo to watch his language as there were children inside, Grillo then turned his attention to the victim. It was determined through the victim’s statement, as well as witness statements, that Grillo removed the belt from his shorts and while Grillo and the victim were outside in the parking lot area, Grillo
advanced toward the victim with the belt in hand, in a manner in which was perceived and believed to be aggressive. According to the victim, he felt that Grillo was capable and would most likely strike him with this belt, all because he was trying to defend his wife.”

“The victim believed that if Grillo struck him with the belt, he would likely sustain apparent injuries, as the belt was said to be held with the buckle toward the victim. The victim was fearful that if the police were not summoned he was more than likely going to be struck with this belt. Post Miranda, Grillo admitted to removing his belt during the altercation with the victim; however he claims he did this so as not to get in trouble, due to the fact that he was recently arrested for a similar charge where he used his belt as a weapon. He stated his actions were in response to the victim not minding his business.”

Grillo was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail where he remains held on $50,000 bond. The official charge: “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, without the intent to kill.”


Paul Saperstein


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