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Bonefish Grill cook arrested after ripping girlfriend’s shirt during altercation

Jamal Short is a cook at Bonefish Grill in The Villages.

A cook at Bonefish Grill in The Villages was arrested after ripping his girlfriend’s shirt during an altercation which occurred while he was driving her to an interview.

Jamal Short, 26, who lives in The Quarters Apartments in Lady Lake, had been driving his girlfriend in his black Chevy Camaro from Lady Lake to an interview Monday morning in Leesburg, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department.

Short and his girlfriend, who have been in a dating relationship for a year, began arguing over their infant son. The girlfriend charged that Short was “not being there for his son,” the arrest report said.

Jamal Short

He began punching her with his fist and pulled the car into the Turtle Oaks Apartments at 2311 Griffin Road. He walked to the passenger side of the vehicle and started yelling at her to get out of the car while pulling at her clothing. He ripped the shirt of his girlfriend, who began crying.

Bystanders restrained Short until police officers arrived on the scene.

The Kansas City, Mo., native was arrested on a charge of domestic battery and booked at the Lake County Jail. Bond was set at $2,000.

Short was previously arrested on a charge of battery in 2017. He was also charged with resisting arrest in that incident.

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