June 20, 2020
By: Staff Report
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – The Pasco Sheriff’s Office released bodycam footage that shows a 30-year-old man attacking a deputy outside an Auto Zone in New Port Richey.
Deputies said Alexander Ealy attacked a deputy after disregarding an unwanted guest complaint he received from workers at the Auto Zone who said he kept walking in and out of their store.
The sheriff’s office said Ealy was “very cooperative” with the first deputy, as seen in the body cam video. The officer offered Ealy a ride home and away from the Auto Zone location.
After the conversation with the first deputy, Ealy entered the Auto Zone again.
When he did, a second deputy told him that “while he was not under arrest and was free to leave, he could not go back into Auto Zone.”
Deputies said Ealy suddenly became violent, ‘aggressively attacking the deputy by knocking the deputy to the ground and punching them multiple times while on top of the deputy.’