Trespasser arrested on campus for third time

Gymson Belizaire’s most recent arrest involved the theft of almost $1,000 worth of textbooks.


Photo courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Joe Pye, News Editor

Some people can’t take a hint.

Since 2012, Gymson Belizaire has been arrested by Florida Atlantic police twice on FAU’s Boca campus and once on the Palm Beach State College campus.

He was first arrested on charges of retail theft and dealing in stolen property by FAU police on Dec. 3, 2012, for stealing $4,000 worth of merchandise from the Palm Beach State College bookstore, according to FAU police.

On Oct. 13, 2016, Belizaire was arrested on University Drive on the west side of FAU Stadium on charges of trespassing on property other than structure or conveyance

At the time, he was caught asking students to sell his books to the Palm Beach State College campus bookstore, FAU police said.

His most recent arrest was on Jan 25, 2017, on charges of trespassing on property other than structure or conveyance and grand theft of $907.20 worth of textbooks from the bookstore on the Boca Raton campus.

FAU police said that they found him on Volusia Street near Parking Garage 1 with two copies of Physiology of Behavior and two copies of Materials For Civil and Construction Engineers.

He was also spotted on campus outside of the FAU bookstore on Jan. 16, 2017, but left before FAU police could make an arrest.

Joe Pye is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @jpeg3189.