A Colorado woman who was arrested by Port St. Lucie Police in February for trespassing at the Mets’ spring training complex, and who told authorities that she was in a “romantic” and “matrimonial” relationship with Mets prospect and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, was released from jail in April and had her case transferred to Mental Health Court in Florida, according to court documents obtained by the Daily News.
The woman, Michelle Thompson of Arvada, Colo., was arrested Feb. 28 and charged with misdemeanor trespassing, and when she turned over her driver’s license to authorities, on the back of her license was “I (heart symbol) Jesus/Tim Tebow,” according to a Port St. Lucie Police report. The report also said Thompson gave authorities Tebow’s Jacksonville address and said she lived with the ex-Jets backup quarterback there.
Asked by police if she was in a “friendly relationship, platonic relationship, romantic relationship or possibly a matrimonial relationship” with Tebow, Thompson replied: “All of the above.” Tebow was mentioned as the “victim” in the police report.
But the case was transferred from St. Lucie County Court in the 19th Judicial Circuit to Mental Health Court in April, and Thompson was released from jail and placed under “supervision by the St. Lucie County Pre-Trial Program (PTP),” according to court documents.
According to her pretrial supervision order, which was signed by Judge Cynthia Cox April 7, Thompson agreed to several conditions for her court-ordered release, including having “no contact with the victim/witness/co-defendant: Mets Stadium.” Thompson, 36, may also not “go closer than 50 feet of the victim at any public place, or within 500 feet of the victim’s residence or employment or 100 feet of any vehicle regularly driven by the victim.”
In the amended order allowing for her release, one specific condition says: “No contact with Tim Tebow.” The order also says that Thompson or her mother “must provide the mental health court team the name and number of the treating psychiatrist and therapist and the defendant agrees to sign a release of information allowing them to communicate with the MHC team.”
Thompson, who had a previous arrest for indecent exposure, is also under house arrest with “GPS monitoring,” and she must reside at a Ft. Pierce (Fla.) address, according to the court documents. She can only leave that residence “with someone from the group home or mental health court.”
The next court hearing in Thompson’s case is scheduled for July 31. Her court-ordered release could be revoked at any time if Thompson violates the conditions of her release, including if she violates any federal, state or local laws, or if she fails to “provide an acceptable urine specimen for drug testing when instructed.”
When Tebow was asked about Thompson’s arrest during spring training, the devout Christian Tebow said: “I wish her the best and just pray for her.”