By Kevin Deutsch
A man who previously threatened to harm the children of Coral Springs Police officers and “shoot up” their homes was arrested again this month for allegedly beating a man unconscious and stealing his cell phone, court records show.
Randy Shillingford, 27, who was born in Coral Springs but currently has no fixed address, attacked the victim, who he knew, on Jan. 12 outside Mafrica Liquor store, 8077 W. Sample Rd., according to an arrest affidavit filed by the Coral Springs Police Department.
Shillingford punched the victim in the face repeatedly during an apparent argument as the man was sitting down on a planter, according to police. Then, when the man stood up, Shillingford knocked him unconscious, the court records allege.
While the man was lying unconscious on the ground, Shillingford punched him multiple times and kicked him in his head and face, according to surveillance footage reviewed by police. Shillingford is then seen going through the man’s pockets and picking up his cell phone, police said.
After the man regained consciousness, both he and Shillingford walked out of the security camera’s range, the court records state.
After his arrest for the robbery, Shillingford allegedly struck out at police officers again, according to the arrest affidavit.
While Shillingford was being driven to Coral Springs Police Department headquarters, he allegedly kicked at the police patrol vehicle’s rear passenger door and window and spat several times at two police officers, the affidavit states.
The officers said they were shielded from the spit by their car’s plexiglass divider.
Shillingford was booked into the Broward Main Jail on a charge of robbery. He was being held there Sunday on a $10,000 bond.
In June 2021, Shillingford was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge after he allegedly grabbed a woman inside the same liquor he was hanging out in front of before his most recent arrest, according to an arrest affidavit.
As Coral Springs Police officers drove him to the BSO Main Jail, police said he kicked the window bars in their patrol vehicle and began a verbal barrage that lasted the duration of their trip.
“You have kids?” Shillingford allegedly asked the officers, according to the affidavit. “You better not let me find them ‘cause I’m gonna slap them in the face. I’m gonna rub my d–k all over their tongue. Then I’m gonna have ‘em go back to their daddy crying.”
‘You stupid a– white cracker’ was stated towards this officer multiple times,” a Coral Springs police officer wrote in the affidavit.
Shillingford continued to make verbal threats, police said, telling the officers he would “knock out your kids when I see them, doesn’t matter where they are, Coral Springs, or wherever.”
The officers said Shillingford also tried to spit on them by repeatedly spitting in the cracks of the patrol car’s partition.
About five months later, in Nov. 2021, Shillingford allegedly chased and threatened a man with a butcher knife inside a home in the 3500 block of Northwest 82nd Avenue in Coral Springs, court records show.n
In that case, Shillingford was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer, and trespassing.
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- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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