Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Former student trespassed, bought cafeteria food at Wesley Chapel High, deputies say

WESLEY CHAPEL — Austin Patrick Podosowski came to Wesley Chapel High School on Tuesday morning to drop off his younger brother for class. But deputies say the 20-year-old former student who was on probation for carrying a concealed weapon and selling marijuana didn't leave.

Without stopping in the front office to make his presence known, Podosowski roamed campus and talked with old friends before they were set to begin the school day, a Pasco sheriff's report states. He stopped by the cafeteria and bought himself breakfast.

The school's principal stopped Podosowski and told him to leave, the report states. He started off toward the student lot where his vehicle was parked. Principal Carin Nettles told Deputy Benjamin Benson she wanted Podosowski to be cited for trespassing.

On his way to the car, Podosowski made a detour. Benson caught him back by the cafeteria talking to students who were already late for class, the report states.

Podosowski told the deputy he wanted to visit with his old teachers and had "only been on campus for like 10 minutes." Benson smelled weed, the report states.

Nettles found two other men in Podosowski's car. When they opened the doors, more of the marijuana smell poured out, the report states, but deputies found none of the substance. The other men were issued trespassing warnings.

Podosowski, of 26531 Brahma Drive, was arrested on charges of trespassing on school property and violation of probation. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Wednesday with bail set at $12,650.

Former student trespassed, bought cafeteria food at Wesley Chapel High, deputies say 08/28/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 11:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 10 sailors missing, 5 hurt in collision of USS John S. McCain

    SINGAPORE — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer collided with a tanker early Monday in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, and at least 10 sailors are missing.

    The Navy said five others were hurt.

  2. Pasco County Fire Rescue fighting a two-alarm fire started by an explosion

    Fire

    Two houses are on fire and one victim has been critically burned and taken to a trauma center following an explosion at a home at 8652 Velvet Dr, in Port Richey.

  3. Rays see the Blake Snell they've been waiting for in win over Mariners

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a one-run game Sunday when the Mariners' Robinson Cano singled with one out in the seventh inning, bringing the dangerous Nelson Cruz to the plate.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) throwing in the third inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.
  4. Bucs counting on better health creating better pass rush

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ask Bucs coaches about the improved depth and health of their defensive line, and they'll look around for a piece of wood to knock on.

    Retired All-Pro defensive end  Simeon Rice, right, the last Buc to have double-digit sacks in a season,  works with defensive end Ryan Russell, who last season was promoted from the practice squad for the second half of the year as injuries piled up. He is competing for a backup job this year.
  5. Tampa man turns himself in for Sunday hit and run fatality

    Public Safety

    A Tampa man was arrested early Sunday after he struck and killed a pedestrian, left the scene, and then called 911 to turn himself in.