A 42-year-old Ocala woman arrested last year for battery on a victim 65 years of age or older found herself back behind bars in the Marion County Jail after she reportedly fought with an elderly couple in a moving vehicle.
The victims, a man and woman both over 65, drove to the Marion County Sheriff’s South Multi District Office recently and told deputies that Victoria Marie Fiorillo, who was in the back seat, had battered them. Fiorillo was previously charged with battery on a victim 65 years of age or older in April 2020 and was arrested in March 2020 on a warrant for battery out of Alachua County.
The victims in the latest incident were interviewed separately. The female victim said she was riding in the car as the front-seat passenger when Fiorillo pulled her hair and hit her in her head with a cell phone. She said she bit Fiorillo to get her to let go of her hair, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The male victim said he was driving near the South Multi-District Office and Fiorillo punched him in the side of the head and kept reaching for the car keys and trying to grab the steering wheel to drive the car off the road. He also said she hit the female victim with a cell phone and pulled her hair, the report said.
A deputy tried to speak with Fiorillo, who was shouting and uncooperative. She said the female victim bit her as she was reaching for her cell phone on the front floorboard from the rear seat. Fiorillo was highly uncooperative for a while, but eventually calmed down enough to be read her Miranda warning before more questioning, according to the report.
Fiorillo then became irate and started shouting. She wouldn’t let the deputy finish reading her rights and sat down on the ground and said she wasn’t being arrested. After Fiorillo ignored multiple commands to stand up, deputies were able to place her into the patrol car, but not before she tried to kick a deputy without making contact, the report said.
Fiorillo was charged with two counts of battery on a person 65 years of age or older and a single count of resisting an officer with violence. She’s being held on $6,000 bond and will appear in Marion County Court on Feb. 16.