Melbourne Woman Tries To Run Over Ex-Boyfriend

Palm Bay woman tries to run over her ex-boyfriend in Melbourne.
Palm Bay woman tries to run over her ex-boyfriend in Melbourne. (Photo: Brevard County Jail)

MELBOURNE, Florida – A 37-year-old woman was arrested after she tried to hit her ex-boyfriend with a hammer, then a vodka bottle, then a razor blade, and then a car, according to Melbourne Police Department.

Jacki Lynn Gonzalez, of Palm Bay, and her brother were driving a Kia Sorrento when she spotted her ex-boyfriend walking on the sidewalk with his new girlfriend in Melbourne.

Gonzalez pulled up to the couple and began to yell obscenities and challenged them both to a fight. The ex-boyfriend continued to walk with his new girlfriend while ignoring Gonzalez.

That’s when she exited her vehicle and became verbally aggressive, which escalated to a physical fight between Gonzalez and the new girlfriend.

The brother broke up the fight and asked Gonzalez to return to the vehicle.

However, Gonzalez grabbed a hammer from the vehicle and began to swing it at her ex-boyfriend. He managed to take the hammer away from her, according to the report.

Then, Gonzalez returned to her vehicle again and grabbed a vodka bottle and began swinging that at the victim. The bottle was taken away, the report said.

On the third time, she got into her car and tried to run her ex-boyfriend over, but he hid behind some trees, according to police.

Gonzalez circled and produced a strait blade razor out the window while swinging it at the victim. She eventually drove off.

Both the victim and the new girlfriend called Melbourne police and reported the incident.

Officers went to Gonzalez’s home, and the brother spontaneously uttered “she brought a hammer to a gun fight,” supporting the claim that she was at some point armed with the hammer.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon and booked into the Brevard County Jail.

DISCLAIMER: Arrests and mugshots were made public by complaint affidavits, arrest affidavits, and police reports. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.