September 28, 2023
Mark James Masi

A Villager was arrested after an unwelcome return to a well-liked nightspot.

Mark James Masi, 66, of the Village of Hemingway, was arrested at about 9 p.m. Tuesday after making an look at Metropolis Fireplace at Lake Sumter Touchdown, in response to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. The Connecticut native had been banned on Aug. 3 from Metropolis Fireplace.

A deputy discovered Masi leaning in opposition to the railing on the outdoors bar of the restaurant. Masi stated he “was on the restaurant chatting with a few of his buddies that have been having dinner.” He tried to assert that he was not trespassing, however admitted he was “close to the construction of the restaurant.”

Masi was arrested on a cost of trespassing. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Heart and launched after posting $1,000 bond.