PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A woman was dragged the length of a football field by a car after she fought with a man over a Walmart gift card Monday, city police said.
Police were called to the Walmart in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where they found a 48-year-old woman who was in the parking lot with several cuts, bruises and a head injury. Security footage revealed she had tried to get inside the vehicle, but that it left before she could.
The driver was later identified as 27-year-old David Squitieri.
Investigators say the woman returned several items for Squitieri to the Walmart to get a gift card for him. When she brought him the card back, police said the two fought over the amount of the money she would receive for returning the items.
As he ran to his car, she followed, attempting to get in the car, according to police. On the video, the woman is seen grabbing on to the door of the car as it drives away. Police said she was dragged for 100 yards.
The 27-year-old later told police he paid the woman $20 to return the items for him in the store, and then she was supposed to give the gift card to him. But when she returned, they fought over the card and she hit him several times, according to the report. He said he was able to snatch the card and leave.
The relationship between the two is unknown.
Squitieri was arrested and faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
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