DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman was left with multiple bruises and robbed of some of her personal belongings after an argument over a parking space outside of a Walmart store in Davie escalated.
Davie Police said the incident happened off University Drive, Tuesday.
“One part that’s very disturbing is that someone got out of the Mercedes at some point and removed the license plate, possibly to conceal their identity, knowing that they were going to get into this fight and possibly this robbery with this woman,” Davie Police Lt. Mark Leone said.
Joann Pedro, the victim, said she went to the store to buy some household items after recently moving into the area.
“As I was parking, I heard a bottle hit the back of my car,” Pedro said. “As he pulled out, this Mercedes-Benz came in and cut me off, so I put down my window, and I said, ‘I’ve been waiting here for the last six or seven minutes. Are you guys really going to take the parking space?'”
After calling out the people inside of the Mercedes-Benz, Pedro said a woman attacked her. The video shows a woman pulling her hair as she is punched and kicked.
“At some point, two other people get out of the car,” Leone said. “We believe it’s possibly this lady’s children, and they take part in the beating, also.”
Good Samaritans could be seen on the video attempting to break up the fight, but the attack was not over.
“The hit me with a bottle, so I have the bruise,” Pedro said. “I have my neck and shoulders. They’re all bruised. Once I reached the car, they tried to rip off my ring, so I have bruises, and my finger — I can’t move it. It’s swollen.”
Pedro said the assailants took her’s cellphone and purse before speeding away, knocking her over.
“I saw them pick up my wallet and phone, so I jumped up, and I ran to the car to try to get it back,” Pedro said. “I’m scared. They have my license. They have my house keys. That was everything I had. They dragged me with the car.”
If you have any information regarding this incident, call Davie Police or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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