Man charged for jumping into Bass Pro fish tank arrested in new incident

Published: July 1, 2020 9:25 AM EDT
Updated: July 1, 2020 12:46 PM EDT
Daniel Armendariz. Photo via LCSO

The man who was charged for jumping into the Bass Pro aquarium back in May was arrested again by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office early Wednesday for a separate crime.

Daniel Armendariz, 27, known best for his plunge into the Bass Pro Shops fish tank at Gulf Coast Town Center on May 10, has been arrested for a separate incident by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Armendariz was charged June 1 with trespassing, a second-degree misdemeanor, for jumping into Bass Pro Shops fish tank. He pleaded not guilty.

On Wednesday, deputies received a call that Armendariz was on his way to the Days Inn on South Cleveland Avenue and had threatened to shoot the caller, according to LCSO.

Deputies arrived to find Armendariz getting out of a vehicle that had a pump-action shotgun and over 200 rounds of ammunition inside.

Despite numerous commands from deputies asking Armendariz to exit the vehicle, the suspect refused. Deputies say Armendariz was forcibly removed from the vehicle. Armendariz resisted arrest at first but was eventually detained. Deputies said he began banging his head and feet against the doors of the patrol vehicle.

Armendariz is in the Lee County Jail facing two counts of resisting an officer without violence for the most recent incident.