Police seek 4 accused of beating woman in bar bathroom
4 women ganged up on victim for taking too long in bathroom, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help to identify four women accused of beating of a woman in a bar bathroom.
It happened last week at a popular bar called Cheers, off San Jose Boulevard.
According to police reports, the victim suffered several severe lacerations after four women ganged up on her for taking too long in the bathroom.
The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, told News4Jax it was a traumatic experience.
When she met with News4Jax, the woman still had a bloodshot eye, multiple stitches around her face and bruises.
The victim obtained video from Cheers, which was taken from inside the bar just moments before it happened.
According to the police report and the victim, the four women came into the bathroom and started an argument. The women told the victim that she was in the bathroom too long and started arguing with her. The police report said that's when the group of women began punching her, knocking her to the ground and even smashed a beer bottle over her head.
“I remember just protecting my head and covering myself over and over and over and just thinking I couldn't wait for it to stop and they kept kicking me,” the victim said. “My niece could be out there next, or your sister, or your mother and if someone wasn't around to help me, I would have bled to death.”
Police continue to search for the women accused of assaulting her.
Friends of the victim are offering an award of $1,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the women. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
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