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Tallahassee woman attacked after offering woman an umbrella

Tallahassee woman attacked after offering woman an umbrella
Posted at 10:25 AM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 13:50:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police say a Tallahassee woman is in jail after attacking another woman who tried to offer her an umbrella while she was walking in the rain.

Alexandria Justine Sutherland, 52, was arrested for robbery by sudden snatching without a firearm or weapon. Her address was listed as "at large."

The victim said she sees Sutherland walking daily down Mahan.

On Wednesday, the victim saw her walking down Mahan Drive and pulled over at the intersection of Mahan Drive and Charlais Street, stepped out of her vehicle, and offered her an umbrella.

Sutherland grabbed the motorist by her work badge, which was around her neck, and choked her with both hands around her neck, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Next, Sutherland hit the motorist on the side of her face.

After the motorist fended off Sutherland's second attempt to hit her, Sutherland snatched her work badge from around her neck and walked off eastbound on Mahan Drive.

Sutherland was found walking around the pond at Pedrick Road and Mahan Drive by a Leon County Sheriff's Office investigator.

After initially being uncooperative, Sutherland agreed to talk to the investigator after she was read her Miranda rights and admitted that she hit the victim. Sutherland told the investigator that the victim had gotten in her when she offered her the umbrella.

Responding to a question, Sutherland said she took the victim's work identification badge because she was "going to report [the victim] to her employer."

The investigator found the victim's identification badge among one of Sutherland's bags, the court documents said.

On Friday, Sutherland remained in the Leon County Detention Center, where she was booked Wednesday. No bond amount was listed.