Crime

Wrong channel: Man tosses TV through brother's windshield

A homeless man was jailed Tuesday after police say he chased his brother swinging a crowbar while shouting "I am going to kill you!" and then threw a television through his car's windshield at a Stock Island trailer park.

David Jean, 47, faces felony charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and tossing a projectile in a building and misdemeanor charges of trespassing and criminal mischief-property damage.

Jean on Friday remained locked up at the Stock Island jail on $53,500 bond.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office was summoned to 6500 Maloney Ave., lot 76, where Deputy Lazaro Valdez recognized Jean from a previous incident at the same address -- the day before.

The home's resident, Jean's older brother Jean Desrosiers, 51, said Jean returned to threaten his life and told deputies Jean shows up on a daily basis terrorizing him and his family, Valdez reported.

Jean already had a previous trespass warning from the same location and a no-contact court order to stay away from his brother, according to the arrest report.

But Tuesday morning, Jean showed up at his brother's home to threaten his life by chasing him with the crowbar from a vehicle jack and trying to kick in the residence's door after his brother locked himself inside, deputies said.

Jean also allegedly threw a beer bottle at the home and then found on a trash pile a discarded TV that he used to smash the windshield of his brother's 2003 Nissan sedan, the Sheriff's Office reported.

"Victim wants to press charges," Valdez wrote, adding that the TV throwing caused $600 worth of damage to the Nissan.

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