Woman arrested for shoving shopping cart at passing car, causing $1200 damage


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cynthia Gail Slaughter, 61, was arrested yesterday after allegedly shoving a shopping cart at a passing car, causing approximately $1,200 in damage.

The victim reported that as she was driving northbound on Tower Road near the entrance to Asbury Park apartments, she saw a woman standing at the bus stop in the 5300 block of SW 75th Street, in possession of a Publix shopping cart, and as she passed, the woman shoved the shopping cart into the roadway, striking the passenger side of her vehicle.

The responding Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy wrote that he saw a Publix shopping cart on its side in the roadway and obvious damage to the vehicle’s headlight and front passenger side bumper. He wrote that he also saw a woman walking northbound on SW 75th Street, later identified as Slaughter, who matched the description provided by the victim.

Post Miranda, Slaughter reportedly refused to answer any questions or provide a statement other than to say that she was at the nearby Publix earlier trying to eat her lunch.

Slaughter has been charged with damage to property over $1000, a felony. Slaughter was convicted of trespassing in 2018; she was arrested in December 2021 for allegedly threatening another woman with a knife, but the charge was dropped. She has been released on her own recognizance and trespassed from all Publix properties.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Damn! It’s nice to see a white person committing a stupid crime in Gainesville. Wondering when that equity was going to start.

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    • LOL, oh my, there are enough “stupid crimes” to go around for all races don’t you think?

  • White, Black, Brown, Green, or Red. Breaking the law applies to everyone. It’s a shame these criminals get a slap on the wrist and are back on the streets before their next meal.

    • Wow she looks like a handful. She definitely needs some alone time in jail and probably a mental evaluation. And a big wow to Hope This Helps. WTH does color have to do with committing crime. Law enforcement can’t help what color, gender, or background someone has. Break the law and go to jail.

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  • Hope this helps. Sorry I didnt realize you were being sarcastic. My bad. Yes you are correct in what you are saying.

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