Man yells, ‘I am a white supremacist,’ strikes woman at Nokomis restaurant - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A Wachula man tattooed with swastikas and other racist symbols went on a tirade at a Nokomis restaurant on Friday, proclaiming to be a white supremacist and striking a female staff member.
Nicholas Arnold Schock, 36, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with battery and disturbing the peace. He is being held at the Sarasota County Jail on 55,000 bail. His bond was raised after it was originally set at $620.
Schock appeared to tell deputies before he was taken into custody, in a video posted by a bystander on Facebook, that he has psychological issues.
“I’m a white supremacist,” Schock yelled on a video captured by bystander. “The Aryan nation will rule the world. People covered in tattoos will be my closest relatives, I promise you.”
Two men approached Schock, who began sauntering through the outside seating area with his shorts unbuttoned while making sexual threats to a guest.
“We have children in here,” said two men who confronted him.





Schock replied, “I don’t care, call Donald Trump. Do you know Donald Trump? If you don’t know Donald Trump, I’m not going anywhere.”
After making a sexual threat to a woman at a table, Schock walked toward a female staff member and slapped her hard with an open hand and then punched her. She was knocked out by the assault.
About six men in the vicinity rushed to help her. One man put Schock in a headlock until he could be detained.
An arriving deputy said there was a large crowd surrounding a smaller group of people holding Schock down.
While he was being detained, Schock yelled about the Aryan brotherhood and white supremacy. He was placed in the back of a patrol vehicle by two deputies.
Deputies spoke with the woman who was struck. She said Schock entered the business cursing and screaming. He undressed down to no shirt and his pants undone, exposing his groin area enough to see his pubic hair, the report states.
The woman tried to keep him from entering the business, but the man became more disruptive, and others tried to help remove him from the restaurant.
There were several children present at the restaurant at the time of the attack, according to employee David Dolby.
Jennifer Krause, a patron at the restaurant with her family, told deputies that she and her children were scared, the report states. Two of them were crying and wanted to speak with deputies after they calmed down.
Multiple videos were taken showing the incident, which were turned over to deputies. A video posted on Facebook by a patron at the restaurant Friday, has been viewed over 100,000 times and has been shared nationwide.
GoFundMe page has been started for the server who was struck.
Declan McIlveney, who was fishing with buddies, had just finished eating burgers at Pop’s when he heard a commotion he compared to sports fans cheering. He peered over a wall to see Schock being taken to the ground by numerous men.
“Me and my buddy ran around the corner,” McIlveney said. “When he (Schock) was one the ground he spouted out all the Aryan nation, white power stuff. Then he started talking about how if anyone was phoning him or taking pictures, they should send it to Donald Trump because Donald Trump would get it him off.”
Pop’s Sunset Grill sent out a statement regarding the incident.
“At approximately, 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, a troubled 36-year-old male entered our premises and immediately began spewing erratic hate dialogue. We made every effort to remove him within minutes after his arrival while simultaneously speaking with 911 dispatch police officers. Unfortunately, he violently attacked one of our staff. He was immediately subdued and held until the Sheriff arrived.
“We’d like to thank our community for their unparalleled support and empathy. Pop’s Sunset Grill is grateful of the heroic efforts of our staff, owner and customers that apprehended the individual within seconds of his violent assault of our brave bartender that stood between him and our customers in a protective mode. She is recovering at home on paid medical leave. In the 20 years of our current ownership this is the first incident of violent assault.”
Pop’s Sunset Grill is a family friendly waterfront dining establishment, located in the beachtown of Nokomis near Venice. It provides fresh local fare and tropical cocktails in a 3,000-square foot tiki bar.
Prior arrests
The Hardee County Clerk of Courts shows that Schock has had 31 cases since 2000.
In 2005, he was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and alcohol for a person under 21.
In 2016, he was charged with fleeing from law enforcement, resisting arrest without violence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (carrying a concealed firearm with ammunition), and criminal mischief more than $1,000.
He was sentenced to three years in state prison and was released Dec. 4, 2019.
Man yells, ‘I am a white supremacist,’ strikes woman at Nokomis restaurant - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune Man yells, ‘I am a white supremacist,’ strikes woman at Nokomis restaurant - News - Sarasota Herald-Tribune Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 03:26 Rating: 5

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