Gainesville woman attacks man with cinder block after mistakenly hearing racial slur

A man was attacked by a woman with a cinderblock because she believed he called her a racial slur. The victim and a witness say he did not.
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 1:34 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A woman was booked into the Alachua County Jail after officers say she beat a man with a cinder block after claiming she heard a racial slur.

According to Gainesville Police officers, Amanda Cohen-Avery, 42, claims a man at a bus stop on North Main Street called her the “N-word” but the victim and a witness said he did not.

She then lifted a cinder block above her head and forcefully struck the victim. He started to bleed immediately from the blow.

Cohen-Avery was charged with aggravated battery.

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