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Beef O’Brady’s bartender arrested in bad breakup dispute with ex-boyfriend

Jessie Lynn Parker
Jessie Lynn Parker

A bartender at a Beef O’Brady’s restaurant in The Villages was arrested in a bad breakup dispute with her ex-boyfriend.

Jessie Lynn Parker, 26, who works at the Beef O’Brady’s at Mulberry Grove Plaza, was arrested in the wee hours Tuesday at her home at 130 Tara Oaks Circle in Lady Lake, after paying an unwelcome visit to the home of her former boyfriend in Fruitland Park, according to an arrest report from the Fruitland Park Police Department.

He told police that Parker showed up at his home “aggressively knocking on the door” and he refused to let her in. She demanded the return of her underwear, some clothes she had purchased for him and a toaster. He put the items into a plastic grocery bag and passed them to her through the door. She attempted to push her way in, but he was able to close the door and lock it.

“This made the suspect even more angry,” the officer wrote in the arrest report.

She covered up a security camera by the front door, and then dislodged the camera from its mount. She threw the camera in the yard, put down the bag containing the demanded items and walked around the residence and broke a window. She then left the residence. The ex-boyfriend turned over surveillance footage to police.

Parker is facing two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and a third-degree felony charge of attempting to destroy evidence. She was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $3,500 bond.

Parker had been arrested in February after violating an injunction that forbade her from contacting her ex-boyfriend or showing up at his home. At the time of that arrest, she admitted she had been served with the paperwork, but said, she “did not read it and did not understand it,” the arrest report said.

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