A Riviera Beach man landed himself in jail last week after shooting at a car in Fun Depot’s parking lot west of Lake Worth while working at a labor site, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
Jonathan Tindell, 33, faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public.
According to a probable-cause affidavit made public Tuesday, Tindell was working Sept. 28 for a labor company with another man in a business plaza next to Fun Depot, an amusement center on 10th Avenue North. At about 8:30 a.m. a gold Honda Accord drove suspiciously into the parking lot toward Fields and Tindell.
Once the car pulled up, Fields started to run toward the Fun Depot and the car’s passenger chased after him. When the driver of the vehicle stepped out, Tindell started shooting at him, according to the police report.
PBSO deputies said the driver hid behind the van to avoid getting shot and Tindell then walked with his co-worker toward Fun Depot.
A surveillance video at the Fun Depot shows Tindell openly shooting at the van and then walking away with his co-worker. Police said “there was a clear risk other people could have been harmed” by Tindell’s firing, and since he is a convicted felon, he “should not be in possession of a firearm.”
Police arrested Tindell, who was being held Wednesday at the Palm Beach County Jail on a $12,000 bond.
State records show that Tindell previously served a five-year sentence for robbing a store with a firearm in 2003 and that he was released from prison in 2008.