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Woman charged with felony battery and indecent exposure after allegedly hitting Food Max employee and urinating in the store

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Shaheerah Naomi Jenkins, 40, was arrested late last night after she allegedly hit a Food Max employee with a bottle of juice and also pulled down her pants and urinated inside the store.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a call about a disturbance at 1304 E. University Avenue at about 9:50 p.m. last night. The victim, a store employee, reported that Jenkins had been throwing things in the store and causing a disturbance and that she eventually pulled down her pants and urinated inside the store in front of other customers.

The employee reportedly said Jenkins left the store but returned a few minutes later and continued to cause a disturbance. When he asked her to leave, she allegedly hit him in the face with a bottle of juice, and the officer reported that the employee had injuries consistent with his story. Jenkins was reportedly still in the store when the officer arrived.

Jenkins has been previously trespassed from the store multiple times, most recently on November 20, 2022. She also has two previous battery convictions in Alachua County, along with a number of trespassing convictions, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license.

Jenkins was arrested in 2021 after she allegedly kicked and hit several officers who were trying to Baker Act her. She was sentenced to 2 years of probation but violated the probation within a few weeks by moving without telling her probation officer and failing to follow her mental health treatment plan. The probation was revoked, and she was sentenced in November 2022 to 364 days in jail with credit for 364 days served. Since 2021, one felony count and six misdemeanor counts in six different cases have been dropped.

Jenkins has been charged with battery subsequent to a prior battery conviction, trespassing, and indecent exposure in connection with last night’s incident. Bail information is unavailable on weekends.

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. 

  • And the city commissioner’s wonder why no one wants to open a business on the east side of town?

  • I can’t imagine the amount of trauma to the eyes seeing her with her pants down would almost want to get a Gainesville PD K-9 to take them out

  • None of you know her mental health she’s been going through for years. So stay in your lane. But I almost forgot her skin doesn’t match yours so none of you care.

    • That’s total BS…race has nothing to do with it…at 40, she should be behaving…it’s totally uncalled for that she hurt the clerk and pissed in the store.

      • Your not understanding what the writer said! This lady is example of how people with mental illnesses are arrested then released. No treatment!! I’ve met this lady and if you were to meet her you would wonder why they keep releasing instead of getting her mental treatment also..

        • “Violated the probation within a few weeks by moving without telling her probation officer and failing to follow her mental health treatment plan.”
          Care to rethink your statement? She had a prescribed plan, she violated it.

          Can’t fix what doesn’t want to be.

    • I’m sure you are one of the same people screaming about how you are a victim because there’s no grocery store near your house. If she’s out of her mind and dangerous, she should be locked up in a mental institution. Get her out of everybody else’s lanes and into a padded room.

    • If she is having problems then put her somewhere she can get help before someone feels threatened for their life or safety and shoots her. Color of skin has nothing to do with it

  • We dump the mentally ill on the streets to wait until they hurt someone and then throw them in jail rather than actually place them someplace safe.

  • A certain mythical train station just barely into Wyoming comes to mind.

  • Obviously mental illness is the problem. Needs to admitted to a facility and kept there until medication or treatment takes effect. This is a problem in this city. No one wants to tell her she needs to be locked up in a facility somewhere for a while. Throwing her in jail just to be released by a woke judge is not solving anything. She will end up killing someone.

  • Obviously this woman has a mental condition. Don’t throw her in jail, get her meds and medical help. Chattahoochee is accepting! Just saying. If it’s drugs still get her help. This is not normal human behavior.

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