The man many UCF students have come to love over the last few months as “Tom the Vortex Amazing Guy” was arrested Saturday after a man told deputies he tried to kill him.
KnightNews.com has also uncovered that the “Vortex Amazing Guy,” whose real name is Thomas Lloyd Glover, has been arrested before — on charges of aggravated assault and unlawful sexual activity with a 17-year-old girl.
A police report stated the alleged sexual activity with the 17-year-old took place in Cocoa in July of 2008 on three different occasions. Glover was 35 at the time.
As part of a plea deal, Glover pled guilty to aggravated assault with the intent to commit a felony against the 17-year-old, and prosecutors did not file the additional unlawful sexual activity charges, according to court records.
Part of the plea deal required Glover to have “no unsupervised contact with any female under the age of 18. He had his ajudication withheld, and was then sentenced to 5 years of probation.
Glovers’ arrest on Saturday, on charges of aggravated battery with great bodily harm, violated his probation, according to jail records. As a result, he’s being held without bond, so it appears the the Vortex Amazing may not be making its planned trip to Panama City for Spring Break anymore.
Even though the Vortex facebook page claimed its last night in the UCF area would be spent at the Kappa Sigma house during fraternity rush, Glover ended up sticking around the UCF area over the weekend. And early Saturday morning, Robert Dean said he saw a side of Glover that will likely shock many UCF students — especially those who invited him on their front lawn. CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY!