Nicholas Arnold Schock, 36, Wauchula has been arrested and charged with battery and disturbing the peace for an incident at Pop’s Sunset Grill on Friday.
NOKOMIS — A Wachula man tattooed with swastikas and other racist symbols went on a tirade at a Nokomis restaurant on Friday, proclaiming to be a white supremacist and striking a female staff member.
Nicholas Arnold Schock, 36, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with battery and disturbing the peace. He is being held at the Sarasota County Jail on $620 bond.
“I’m a white supremacist,” Schock yelled on a video captured by bystander. “The Aryan nation will rule the world. People covered in tattoos will be my closest relatives, I promise you.”
Two men approached Schock, who began sauntering through the outside seating area with his shorts unbuttoned while making sexual threats to a guest.
“We have children in here,” said two men who confronted him.
Schock replied, “I don’t care, call Donald Trump. Do you know Donald Trump? If you don’t know Donald Trump, I’m not going anywhere.”
After making a sexual threat to a woman at a table, Schock walked toward a female staff member and slapped her hard with an open hand and then punched her. She was knocked out by the assault.
About six men in the vicinity rushed to help her. One man put Schock in a headlock until he could be detained.
An arriving deputy said there was a large crowd surrounding a smaller group of people holding Schock down.
While he was being detained, Schock yelled about the Aryan brotherhood and white supremacy. He was placed in the back of a patrol vehicle by two deputies.
Deputies spoke with the woman who was struck. She said Schock entered the business cursing and screaming. He undressed down to no shirt and his pants undone, exposing his groin area enough to see his pubic hair, the report states.
The woman tried to keep him from entering the business, but the man became more disruptive, and others tried to help remove him from the restaurant.
There were several children present at the restaurant at the time of the attack, according to employee David Dolby.
Jennifer Krauses, a patron at the restaurant with her family, told deputies that she and her children were scared, the report states. Two of them were crying and wanted to speak with deputies after they calmed down.
Multiple videos were taken showing the incident, which were turned over to deputies.