Police: Woman beats roommate's beau with broom, says she dislikes him


Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

A Gainesville woman was arrested Wednesday night on charges of battery after police say she beat her roommate’s boyfriend with a broom because she doesn’t like him.

Timesha Hall, 23, of 3515 SW 28th Terrace, had told her roommate before that her boyfriend was not allowed to be inside their residence and that she does not like him, the Gainesville Police Department said.

On Wednesday, Hall’s roommate and her 9-month-old child were being dropped off by her boyfriend at the apartment around 8:40 p.m. At the door to the apartment, Hall confronted her roommate’s boyfriend and yelled that he wasn’t coming in her house, the police report said.

The man told Hall he had not intended to come in the house and was only helping his girlfriend get her belongings in the house. Police said that as he began to leave, Hall continued yelling at him as her roommate stood in front of her at the door to give him time to walk away, the report said.

Hall then shoved her roommate and went outside with a broom to confront the man, who was already in his car, the report said. Police said Hall began hitting the car windows with the broom, telling the victim she would break his windows.

As the victim was trying to drive away, he said he rolled the windows down so Hall couldn’t break them. The victim said Hall then hit him in the mouth with the end of the broom, the report said.

Hall was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor count of simple battery, according to the police report. She was being held Thursday at the Alachua County jail.

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