UTC Student Arrested After He Rides His Bike Into Neutral Zone Between Female Evangelist, Students

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Cole Montalvo
Cole Montalvo

A UTC student was wrestled to the ground and arrested on Friday after he rode his bicycle into a neutral zone set up between a female evangelist and UTC students near the University Center.

Cole Philip Montalvo, 24, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and inciting a riot.

The incident was caught on two different videos that were quickly placed on YouTube.

In the profanity-laced videos, Montalvo is heard repeatedly asking, "What did I do?"

UTC students ringed the scene and many were critical of police. Some officers were motioning them back.

The evangelist has been on campus in recent weeks, sparking a backlash from students at times.

UTC officials said she has a right to be on campus as long as she fills out a form saying when she is coming. 

Officials said Montalvo was told numerous times not to ride up close to the evangelist.




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