Donna Tatlici on Tuesday morning was handing out campaign literature for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump near a Florida polling station, witnesses told the Palm Beach Post.
But when Tom Garrecht approached the Jupiter Community Center, witnesses told the paper he began yelling at Tatlici — who reportedly was standing a legal distance away from the polling station in front of Trump/Mast signs.
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After Garrecht voted, he exited the center and resumed yelling at Tatlici, witnesses told the Post.
Tatlici told the paper that Garrecht called her a "Trump-f***er," and a witness added that Garrecht was “up in her face like he was picking a fight.” That's when Tatlici pepper-sprayed him, the Post said.
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Garrecht then grabbed Tatlici by the neck and threw her down, the paper reported.
Tatlici's elbow was scraped, and she told the Post “she is so embarrassed” by the incident — but will be pressing charges.
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Garrecht told the paper he said some things he "shouldn't have."
Police are investigating, the Post said, adding that the state attorney’s office will determine if it will file assault charges against Garrecht.
This story has been updated.