DOCUMENT: Florida, Crime

Arrest After Victim Survives Cougar Attack

Cops: Woman, 64 pawed man at The Villages

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Cougar Attack

FEBRUARY 15--A 64-year-old Florida Woman is free on bond after allegedly groping and grinding upon a younger man who declined the defendant’s sexual advances and an offer to accompany her back to her residence in The Villages, the country’s largest retirement community.

Police charge that Marrian Ann Zambrano recently got criminally frisky with an employee of a restaurant near her home. Charged with battery, Zambrano has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge and is next due in court on March 19.

According to a police report, the victim told cops that he was standing outside the closed eatery at 7:45 PM when the tipsy Zambrano “grabbed him by his ‘crotch’ and began touching him in that area.” The man added that it “felt like she was trying to lower his pants,” police noted.

The victim said that Zambrano was also “trying to dance on him, during which time she rubbed her breasts and body against his person.” While grinding on him, Zambrano asked the man “to come home with her.” The worker told police that he declined Zambrano’s invitation, but said that he offered to help find her a ride home (since he was concerned she “may try to drive while intoxicated”).

Seen above, Zambrano allegedly continued to hit on the man, who said she hugged him, kissed his neck, and whispered in his ear. Two witnesses corroborated the victim’s account and surveillance video showed Zambrano “hugging the victim and apparently kissing his neck.” The man, cops added, “did have his hands slightly up and did not touch” Zambrano.

Zambrano, who declined to answer police questions, was arrested for battery and booked into the Sumter County jail (from which she was later released after posting $1000 bond).

According to property records, Zambrano purchased her $134,000 home in The Villages five months ago. The two-bedroom residence in Lady Lake is about four miles from where Zambrano was arrested. (2 pages)