A Florida woman in a laundromat was arrested after reportedly wielding a wet floor sign as a weapon when she got into an altercation with another woman.
On the afternoon of August 27, a 29-year-old woman from Lauderhill was doing her laundry at the Laundromart Coin Laundry in Miami. Her clothes were in the washing machine, and she was waiting for them to finish so she could put them in the dryer.
Before the woman was able to retrieve her belongings from the washer, another woman in the establishment reportedly opened the machine and started to remove the clothes. The rightful owner of the property reportedly became upset with the woman, who said she made a mistake and opened the wrong washing machine, and they started to fight.
While they were yelling at each other about the mishap, the woman whose clothes were disturbed allegedly grabbed a “Wet Floor” sign sitting on the floor nearby. The other woman walked out of the laundromat and tried to go to her car, but she was pursued by the woman holding the sign.
According to the alleged victim, the woman reportedly attacked her by trying to steal her purse, and additionally allegedly threw a can of soda at a passenger that was sitting in her vehicle.
The authorities were notified, and officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department went to the laundromat to investigate the situation. When they arrived, they took statements from the involved parties and the witnesses. They determined that the woman accused of throwing the soda can and trying to steal the purse was the aggressor in the incident.
The woman was taken into custody and booked into the Miami-Dade Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. It is expected that she will face charges for attempted armed robbery, and battery. Currently, she is being held without bond.
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