TPD Arrests Person During Inaugural Parade

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee,FL - 20-year old Samuel Andrews was arrested by Tallahassee Police for trespassing and disorderly conduct during the inaugural parade.

According to arrest papers, Andrews was picked up for failing to leave a property as ordered by the owner.

Bond has been set for 500 dollars for the trespassing and 250 for the disorderly conduct.


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  • by Cheryl Location: Bradenton on Jan 7, 2011 at 08:03 PM
    Why is it assumed that Sam was drinking or on drugs? Sam was not charged with any illegal substances and believe me the Tally Gestaspo would have done so if that were the case. He was simply protesting our new criminal gov. by playing music and when asked to leave, he got up and went the "wrong" way. Hopefully, he has a good attorney who will get these bogus charges. All parties should support Freedom of Speech!
  • by Anonymous Location: Orlando on Jan 5, 2011 at 09:11 PM
    Sam is a bright young man who is passionate about music, and standing up for what he believes in. Thought that was what is so great about this country, being able to stand up and speak out through freedom of Speech. This "attention needing, drunk hippie kid" who should leave politics to the "non drug users" probably knows more about politics than most of us. He skipped a whole year of college due to his academics and wisdom. Don't bash a kid based on a news report that gives no real information. It is unfortunate that a kid with such talent and character has to have something so stupid on his record forever.
  • by Jeff Location: Tallahassee on Jan 5, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    I was at the inauguration and this kid was doing nothing wrong. He was just trying to leave and that's what he told the police. They still arrested him, despite breaking no laws and exercising his right to peaceful protest. No alcohol, no drugs whatsoever. I'm not surprised a small town news station would slander and defame a good kid's reputation like this.
  • by notsure Location: notsure on Jan 5, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    Really shocked that WCTV isn't on here slandering people. Since you can't really find anything out in the news clip. It's apparent this guy likely did nothing wrong, but exercise is right to assemble and or protest. He was probably standing on the sidewalk and some Republican store owner didn't like it. so they called the police state gestapo cops over to harass the young lively activist. Even in little Tally, the POLICE STATE is strong. Don't get out of line and say the wrong thing here. Don't speak your mind, because you will likely get arrested and civil rights violated. RIP USA
  • by mka Location: sarasota on Jan 5, 2011 at 02:37 PM
    First off...get the real story please. People are only interested in the salacious journalism! This young man IS a PRODUCTIVE member of society. Made the deans list at University first semester. Entered college as a Sophpmore due to his rigorous curriculum in H.S. Went to state chamionship for a documentary on Bob Dylan in 8th grade. He is passionate, talented, caring, and compassionate. Really...as a teacher, please lock up the students that threaten teachers with knives, bodily harm, and are true sociopaths. This young man was taught to peqacefully protest through lyrics and music like hbis heroes. Is this not our First Amendment Right? He crossed the band line to make it to his next class. As a taxpayer, I question the reasoning behind this frivolous charge. No alcohol, drigs, weapons involved. A guitar and a Harmonica...REALLY????
  • by sherry jarad Location: tampa on Jan 5, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    J---------i was there he was drinking jack daniels straight the bottle. he was not charged with being drunk. i dont know why. he was pretty messed up.
  • by Zach on Jan 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    What I don't understand is what he was doing so wrong? We have drug dealers and murderers roaming the streets each day but the police choose to arrest somebody that wasn't really causing any trouble...makes you wonder.
  • by Perry Location: California on Jan 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    Typical young/arrogant/agressive/know it all hippy, he's not even old enough to drink yet he has it all figured out! Go play your drums and leave politics to non drug users
  • by Rich Location: Tallahassee on Jan 5, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    Sam is merely a victim of the capitalist pigs that make the police force of Tallahassee. Arresting Sam demonstrates the true dexterity of the police force: they were able to take their hands out of their pants long enough to catch a 19-year-old kid with a guitar crossing the street...congratulations, another criminal behind behind bars. If I had been at that parade I would have stood right behind him as he crossed the street. Unfortunately our country is composed of very few who have the spirit of Samuel Andrews.
  • by Y.H.N. Location: Tally-ho on Jan 5, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    Based on how little information there is in the article, I wouldn't be surprised to find out the charges are bogus.
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