A California woman was arrested for scratching her companion multiple times while he was driving in Leesburg.
Police responded to 1326 West North Boulevard in Leesburg regarding a battery around 1:17 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department.
Upon arrival, the officer met 45-year-old Anna Cecilia Orellana as she sat in a gold vehicle. She alleged that the male victim punched her in the back of the head and pulled her hair while he was driving. When asked if she fought back during the encounter, she stated “no.” He ran off when she called emergency services, the report said.
The officer then spoke with the victim. He advised that Orellana was upset with him from the night before. She hit him with an open fist and scratched him multiple times on his neck and chest area. He also had a preexisting injury on his ear that began to bleed again during the altercation, the report said.
The victim further advised that Orellana gets jealous often, and this was a common occurrence. He admitted to hitting her back to get her to stop battering him, the report said.
During the investigation, the officer studied the victim’s injuries. He had fresh scratches on his neck and chest area. The injuries on his neck appeared to be freshly acquired, and they were on the front of his neck, the report said.
However, Orellana stated multiple times that she never hit the victim which did not fit with his current injuries. She also became extremely irate multiple times when discussing the undisclosed incident from the night before. She sustained a small bump about 1 inch in diameter on her head, the report said.
The officer determined that Orellana scratched the victim on his neck from front to back while he was driving. This fit with his statement of Orellana scratching his neck from the back seat of the vehicle and the victim defending himself, the report said.
Orellana was then arrested and charged with simple battery (domestic). The San Salvador native was transported to the Lake County Jail with bond set at $1,000.