BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sam Kirtan Shinkman, 29, who is listed as homeless on the arrest report, was arrested yesterday morning after allegedly hitting an employee of the Subway at 203 NE 39th Avenue.
The employee at the store told a Gainesville Police Department officer that Shinkman came into the Subway on Saturday, took off his shoes, and left without the shoes. She reportedly said she threw the shoes out the door, and Shinkman came back, argued with her, and pushed her with both hands; she said that he then hit her in the face. A witness saw the incident and reportedly corroborated the account of the Subway employee.
Post Miranda, Shinkman reportedly said that he exchanged words with the employee and accidentally hit her in the face.
Shinkman has eight local felony convictions, along with some out-of-county convictions. He has been charged with simple battery, and bail was set at $5,000.
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