BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Travis Daniel Agosto, 31, was arrested yesterday evening and charged with punching a woman he had never met until they were involved in a road rage incident.
At about 3:30 p.m. on December 7, the victim told a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer that she was stopped at the intersection of SW 34th Street and SW 35th Place when she told a motorcyclist, who had been following her too closely, to back off. The motorcyclist reportedly responded aggressively, causing her to also respond aggressively. The motorcyclist then reportedly got off his motorcycle and started attacking the victim, who also got out of her car. The motorcyclist allegedly pushed her, punched her in the head, and tackled her to the ground, then fled the area. The victim’s injuries included a tear to her ear piercing that required six stitches.
The victim’s sister caught the alleged attack on video and was able to show it to the officer. She also posted it on TikTok, and a woman who knew Agosto saw the video and notified GPD that the motorcyclist was Agosto. Based on Agosto’s driver’s license photo, the officer agreed that the motorcyclist appeared to be Agosto.
Agosto has been charged with felony battery. He has no previous Alachua County criminal history and is being held on $42,500 combined bail on this and another case.
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