A Florida woman was arrested after a wild fracas in which she allegedly barged into a man’s bedroom and beat him up, threw hot sauce on him, tried to stab him with a two-pronged poker and also used the poker to slash all four of his mother’s tires.
Princess Alicia Cooke, 26, of Oak Track Radl, was charged with simple battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and criminal mischief with property damage of between $200 and $1,000.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the victims’ home recently in response to a criminal mischief report. The first victim said Cooke came to her house and slashed the tires on her Chevy pickup truck. The deputy observed all four tires were flat, and each had two slits about a half-inch apart, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The slits appeared to be made with a two-prong poker. The victim said each tire was worth about $200, the report said.
The victim’s son came outside and told the deputy that Cooke came inside the house and attacked him before she slashed his mother’s tires. He said his younger brother heard banging on the door and opened it, and Cooke entered the home. The victim said Cooke passed his brother and headed to his bedroom, where he was sleeping. He said he was awakened by her ransacking his bedroom, throwing his belongings around, according to the report.
The victim said he got out of bed to stop Cooke when she started hitting his face with a closed fist. He said she had a two-pronged poker in her right hand. The victim said he grabbed Cooke’s hand to keep her from stabbing him with the poker. He said he could feel her trying to force the poker towards him and he was in fear for his life at that moment, the report said.
The victim said while he was holding back Cooke’s right hand, she forced her left hand into his mouth and started pulling his head down to the floor. He said he was able to force Cooke away from him, according to the report.
The victim said at this time, his brother was on the phone with their mother, who was away from the house. He said Cooke grabbed a bottle of hot sauce and threw it at him in the kitchen, causing it to spill all over the countertop and on him. He said his brother told Cooke their mother was calling 911 and Cooke left the residence, the report said.
The victim said he didn’t follow Cooke because he was afraid she’d stab him. He said he cleaned up his room and most of the hot sauce prior to the deputy’s arrival. The victim said he went outside and found the tires on the truck had been slashed and the poker that Cooke had been wielding was laying on the ground next to the vehicle. The deputy matched the prongs on the poker to the holes on all four tires, according to the report.
The deputy observed a large side of the victim’s face as well as hot sauce stains on his hat, which coincided with his story. There was also a small amount of hot sauce on the table. The victims’ brother/son provided a similar description of the incident, the report said.
Cooke was apprehended the next day and taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released on $5,000 bond.