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A Florida mom is still reeling after she received a battering allegedly from a Spanish-speaking woman in front of her 9-year-old daughter for the crooked way she parked her car and left it in a parking lot in Lake Mary.
"The one [woman] had grabbed me and pushed me down to the trunk of her car and held me while the other girl punched me in the face and scratched my face and pulled my hair out," said the still shocked victim Christine Beckwith about the Sunday incident in a Click Orlando report.
Police say Beckwith was returning to her car which she confessed was parked slightly crooked when another vehicle with a Christmas wreath on the front pulled up next to her.
Beckwith reported that the driver of the vehicle, who she describes as a Hispanic woman, began shouting at her and she told the driver she would move the car after she finished putting her kids in the car. That response, however, was not kindly received. Beckwith said she was grabbed by the hair and punched and scratched repeatedly in the face while her young daughter who witnessed the episode unfold pleaded for mercy.
"It was heartbreaking to hear, it was like, 'Don't touch my mommy. Leave her alone, stop it, stop it you need to stop touching her,'" said Beckwith.
The mom was only rescued after friends of her attacker intervened by pulling her away. They then sped off after covering the license plate of the vehicle the woman was driving with a rag.
Beckwith's 9-year-old daughter later wrote a letter to Santa asking for justice.
"Dear Santa, Today my mom, Christine, got physically hurt by a woman. I want you to put her on the naughty list! She had long black curly hair, no tattoos, black shirt, jeans, and cruddy attitude!!!" wrote the young girl.
"If she was willing to do this to a woman alone with her 3 kids and a stroller, I don't see how it wouldn't faze the woman to attack or do something like this to someone else," said Beckwith.
Her attacker is said to be in her early 20s, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 140 pounds with long, dark, curly hair.