ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A judge removed a suspect in court, after he had an outburst during his first appearance. Sergo Hippolite, 62, is accused of attacking workers at a Christian radio station in Orlando.
It happened in the morning, right in the middle of a Haitian radio show on 1190 AM. Deputies say Hippolite walked inside a church radio studio at La Voix Evangelique, causing chaos.
"Broke everything, without talking to nobody," explains station manager Gary Pierre, adding tha Hippolite left but returned two hours later, ready to pick a fight. "He punched me in my neck and my finger, you can see that. I put him down and tied him up, until police came to grab him."
Pierre says he held Hippolite down for around 15 minutes, until deputies arrived. According to an arrest report, Hippolite took English lesssons at the church. Investigators say he yelled "these people are thieves," while breaking equipment. Pierre isn't sure how he'll replace it.
"Almost $150,000 damage, because we try to fix. This is a Christian radio station. Our company's very poor."
Even though Pierre held Hippolite down on his own, he insists, he had some help.
"God helped me, because he was a wild guy."
Hippolite is charged with burglary, battery and criminal mischief.