FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A South Florida corrections officer was arrested after she reportedly assaulted a woman in Miramar.
Mercedes Patterson, 28, has been charged with burglary with assault or battery.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Temps In The 30s This Weekend
According to police, she broke through the door of her former girlfriend’s apartment at “Lake Vista Apartments” in Miramar on Thursday to get to her and her new romantic partner.READ MORE: Possibility Of New Surfside Building Has Residents Worried
Once inside, Patterson is accused of pushing her ex to the side and then hitting the second woman multiple times, causing a cut on her face.MORE NEWS: South Florida Winn Dixie & Fresco y Mas Pharmacies Expect To Get N95 Masks On Friday
Patterson reportedly told police that she was the one who was attacked and she was just protecting herself.