BY JENNIFER CABRERA
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.
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