By Isaac Ray
A Coral Springs woman was arrested for battery after her violent attack on her boyfriend led to his hospitalization.
On May 1, Coral Springs Police responded to Broward Health Coral Springs to meet with a victim about a domestic assault. Once they arrived, officers encountered a man who told them his ex-girlfriend had assaulted him as he attempted to collect some of his belongings.
According to the report, the victim said his ex-girlfriend invited him, later identified as Shannon Gargiulo, 45, inside her home at the 11600 block of 47th Dr. to retrieve his tools. Once inside, the victim told officers Gargiulo attacked him, leaving him with scratches all over his face, a swollen jaw, swollen eyes, bruises all over his face, and chipped teeth.
The victim said his only response to the attack was to push Gargiulo away and that he never fought back. He also said her children pleaded with her to stop throughout the ordeal, but she refused to relent, repeatedly battering him until he could escape.
The report said the victim did not want to press charges and only sought medical attention when his vision became blurry. It was believed at the time of the report he might have received a concussion due to multiple blows to the head.
After checking on the victim in the hospital, interviewing him, and taking pictures of his injuries, officers turned their attention to Gargiulo. She claimed she allowed the victim inside her home to collect his property, and he pushed her twice, causing a physical altercation. She claimed she only retaliated by striking the victim twice.
Officers determined she wasn’t truthful about the events, specifically because the victims’ injuries were consistent with a barrage of strikes, not just one or two.
Gargiulo was arrested and transported to Broward County Mail Jail.
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