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WATCH: Handing over cell phone prompts teen to bolt from court

Posted at 6:45 PM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 18:46:39-04

BEREA, Ohio — Chaos broke out in an Ohio courtroom when a teenager tried to make a run for it and was quickly taken down by police.

William Demopoulos, 18, was brought in on a probation violation last week and is now facing new charges.

Records show he had been recently charged with criminal damaging, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and obstructing official justice.

The trouble inside the courtroom started when the judge asked him for his phone.

“Stand there and stand like a man,” the judge said. “Then you’re going to go to jail today.”

Then the teen lashes out, leaps onto a table and is then tackled by officers as he heads for the door.

“I can’t do it,” the teen said. “It doesn’t have to be like this.”

The judge revoked the teen’s probation on the spot and added more days to his sentence.

Police charged the teen with resisting arrest for the outburst.

The boy’s dad said the teen suffers from Intermittent Explosive Disorder and that he had stopped taking his medication.