Woman arrested in van ramming

Aug. 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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HAWTHORNE, Fla., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a woman rammed her boyfriend's van with her truck because she was angry at him for looking at another woman's behind.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office said Deborah Slaton, 45, of Hawthorne, was at a public game room around 9 p.m. Monday when she became upset with her boyfriend, with whom she lives and has been seeing for more than a year, because he looked at another woman's behind, The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun reported Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said Slaton repeatedly slapped her boyfriend until he pushed her away and then grabbed him and pulled him to the floor.

The report said witnesses separated the couple and the alleged unnamed victim left on foot.

The alleged victim returned in a van about an hour later to pick up his friends and Slaton rammed his vehicle with her truck in the parking lot, police said.

The report said the man parked his van and approached the truck on foot in an attempt to calm Slaton, but she then sped the truck toward the man and nearly struck him before he dove out of the way, bruising himself on the pavement.

Deputies said the man refused medical treatment and did not want to press charges for the damaged to his van.

Slaton was arrested in connection with the incident and held in lieu of $5,000 bond.

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