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Police: Drunk bicyclist arrested at Taco Bell

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Gabriel Harris allegedly showed up intoxicated at a Taco Bell in Florida and refused to leave. He faces a charge of resisting arrest with violence. By KMOV.com Staff Gabriel Harris allegedly showed up intoxicated at a Taco Bell in Florida and refused to leave. He faces a charge of resisting arrest with violence. By KMOV.com Staff

(CNN) - A Florida man who showed up intoxicated at a Taco Bell and refused to leave faces a charge of resisting arrest with violence, according to the arrest document. 

Employees at the restaurant refused service to Gabriel Harris, 33, when he tried to order food at the drive-thru window on a bicycle, according to the arrest document. When the New Smyrna Beach, Florida, resident did not leave, employees called the authorities.

According to police, an officer arrived on the scene and observed Harris near the drive-thru speaker. While asking Harris to leave the property, the officer spotted a Swiss Army knife attached to his belt loop. When the officer attempted to take possession of the weapon, Harris grabbed the officer's wrist and tried to grab the knife himself. The officer then directed him to the ground and arrested him.

The subject suffered a minor scratch on his face from the scuffle. He was booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail and released the next day on $1,000 bond.

In August 2014, Harris was charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for resisting an officer without violence, according to court documents. He was sentenced to two days in jail, probation and was ordered to pay court costs.

Harris faces a third-degree felony in his most recent arrest. His arraignment is set for December 11. Harris’ public defender, Christopher J. Jones, did not return HLN’s call for comment. 

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