BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Savannah Marie Vasquez, 25, was arrested yesterday afternoon after allegedly attacking a romantic rival after a funeral service.
The victim, who is dating Vasquez’s ex-boyfriend, reportedly told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that she and Vasquez had both attended a funeral service on September 24 and that before and after the service, Vasquez had told the victim she wanted to fight her.
The victim reportedly said Vasquez followed her back to her car after the service, and once she was inside her car, Vasquez reached through the window and started punching her in the face. The victim said Vasquez then dragged her out of her car and kept hitting her and that multiple people had to help pull Vasquez off her. Vasquez also allegedly took the victim’s phone after it dropped to the ground during the struggle. A witness corroborated the victim’s account, and her injuries were reportedly consistent with her account.
Vasquez has been charged with burglary with battery and grand theft over $750. Vasquez has one misdemeanor conviction and has been released after posting $15,000 bond.
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