A woman was beaten by two women with baseball bats in a South Florida parking lot on Thursday after she said she cut one of the attackers off while driving on US Route 441.
Mikaela Barboza, 26, took video of one woman approaching her with a baseball bat and yelling obscenities, which ended after showing a second woman approaching and swinging a bat in her direction before the clip cutout.
A second video taken by Barboza’s acquaintance, according to the Miami Herald, showed two of the women wrestling on the ground with the third appearing to hit one of the women with a bat, before bystanders eventually intervened.
‘This was because I cut them off,’ Barboza wrote with a post sharing the videos and graphic images of her injuries on Facebook. ‘Then they made it about race after they beat me with two bats.’
Barboza was left with a broken nose and seven staples and seven stitches in her head, following the incident.
‘My nose is the worst of it,’ she told the Herald on Sunday. ‘I can’t even breathe out of it.’
Barboza told the Herald she was driving on the federal highway on her way to a meeting when she cut off one of the women seen in the videos.
That woman started yelling at her, and she said another driver yelled, ‘You cut off my sister. That’s disrespectful.’
Barboza said that’s when she pulled over in a nearby parking lot, in fear for her safety.
SOURCE: STEPHANIE HANEY