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Woman accused of spraying elderly mother with mace, attacking cousin with hammer

Police have arrested a Gulfport woman on charges that she sprayed mace at her mother and hit her cousin in the head with a hammer.

While visiting her mother's assisted living facility in Gulfport on May 20, 31-year-old Cinderella Lavine spit at her and sprayed her with mace before leaving, according to Gulfport Police reports.

Lavine's mother was treated at the scene and told police her daughter was responsible, reports state.

Then on Monday, St. Petersburg Police say Lavine got into a brawl with a cousin near the intersection of 1st Avenue N and 49th Street N.

There, Lavine got out of her burgundy Saturn and began hitting her cousin with a hammer through a rolled-down window, St. Petersburg Police Officer Chip Wells said.

Before leaving, Lavine sprayed mace at her cousin and her cousin's four daughters — aged 14, 11, 10 and 7 — he said.

The cousin had bruises on her left wrist that matched her description of the attack, reports state. Police arrested Lavine on felony charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, Wells said.

Lavine also faces a felony charge of abuse of an aged or disabled person for the incident involving her mother, reports state.

Lavine was being held in jail Thursday night without bail.

Woman accused of spraying elderly mother with mace, attacking cousin with hammer 05/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:37pm]
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