A 19-year-old Florida State University student who is seen pouring her chocolate milk on a Republican volunteer at the FSU campus in a viral video has been charged with battery.
According to WBTV, the Florida State University Police Department issued a warrant for Shelby Shoup on Thursday; the freshman turned herself over to the police department later in the day. Shoup “was placed into handcuffs and taken to the Leon County Jail,” says the report. She spent a night at the jail and was released the following day.
Shoup had confronted Republican volunteers on Tuesday before class at the FSU campus. The young woman accused the volunteers of supporting “Nazis” who are “killing my people.” When the Republicans told her Nazis were national socialists, she grew angry and increasingly incoherent. At one point in the video, the leftist pours her chocolate milk on one of the volunteers.
According to police records, Shoup allegedly poured her milk on not one, but two Republican volunteers, one female and one male.
“Sickening to see a member of @FSUGOP a group I’m proud to be in have chocolate milk thrown on her for campaigning,” wrote Hunter Pollack in a tweet captioning the video of the incident. “In the state constitution it says students are allowed to express their point of view on campus. This is a vile attack.”
Pollack is an FSU student and a school safety activist. His 18-year-old sister Meadow was tragically killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this year.
“You are supporting Nazis,” Shoup accuses. “Do y’all understand that Nazis are f***ing here?”
She also answers in the affirmative “yeah I f***ing am” when asked if she’s a communist.
Court records obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation detailed the incident: “[Kathryn] Judge [the complainant] advised that she was volunteering at a Republican party table on Landis Green when she was approached by a female who began yelling at her and then pouring chocolate milk on her on two separate occasions. Judge had a large chocolate milk stain on her shirt.”
On Friday, the university issued the following response to the incident via Twitter:
“FSU is a diverse community that values and respects each person. FSU expects each member of the community to embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct and obey the law. Regarding Tuesday’s incident, the individual was identified, arrested and charged with battery.”
In a statement released on Thursday, FSU College Republicans said they “are glad that no serious physical harm came to our Vice-Membership Chair, and will always stand up for the basic rights and respect that every one of members is endowed.”
Shoup set to be back in court on November 28.