A Florida woman is facing several charges after an incident at a hotel on Jacksonville’s Southside ended with a truck submerged in a retention pond, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report.
It happened just before 5 p.m. at the Extended Stay Deluxe on Perimeter Park Boulevard, near Southside Boulevard.
Police said they were called to the hotel in reference to an armed dispute.
According to the report, a hotel employee told police a woman, later identified by police as Marlo Walton, 34, began arguing with her in the lobby because there was no breakfast available at the hotel and because the pool was closed because of COVID-19.
A man waiting in line at the hotel lobby told police when he saw the woman yelling with the guest service receptionist, he told her to settle down. The report redacts what happened next, but goes on to say the man was “in fear for his life” and left the lobby.
The man went to the parking lot and got inside his vehicle, but when he saw the woman in the parking lot, he parked the vehicle and ran off.
When he came back, he saw his vehicle was gone.
Police said Walton took off in a truck and ended up in the retention pond across the street from the hotel. The truck was partially submerged.
Walton was arrested and faces charges for theft of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, battery, assault and aggravated battery.
During the arrest the JSO report said she became “irate” and began kicking the backseat of the patrol vehicle.
She was placed into a hobble restraint.