November 15, 2012

Carmela Benevento Had An Idea That Wasn't Very Bright - Jailed After Stabbing Property Manager With Landscaping Light

Siesta Key, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Carmela Benevento, a 50-year-old Sarasota woman was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly stabbed a Siesta Key Bungalows manager with a landscaping light after she was told to vacate the premises.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Benevento became angry when the property manager, 39-year-old Lisa Chavez Barrera, told Benevento that she needed to vacate the property.

In retaliation, Benevento allegedly ripped a landscaping light out of the ground and stabbed the manager in the stomach with the sharp end of the light.

Witnesses told deputies that Benevento then threatened a bystander with the same landscaping light.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Benevento was booked into jail and charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated assault.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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