Woman accused of smashing drinking glass on man's face at Orlando restaurant

Yolandi Desuza arrested after incident at Gator's Dockside

Yolandi Desuza.
Yolandi Desuza.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 33-year-old woman was arrested on allegations of smashing a drinking glass on a man's face at an Orlando restaurant after he said he reminded her of her ex-boyfriend.

Yolandi Desuza, who's also known as Yolandi Mostert, was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery causing permanent disfigurement.

According to an Orange County sheriff's arrest affidavit, the man was having some drinks on Saturday with friends at Gator's Dockside in Hunters Creek when he saw Desuza, whom he has known for about 10 years.

The affidavit stated that the man made a comment to Desuza, saying she hated him because he reminded her of her ex-boyfriend and she became angry.  

Desuza then allegedly picked up an empty drinking glass and struck the man on the left side of his forehead, deputies said.

The man started to bleed heavily and was taken to an emergency room, where he received about 30 sutures for two deep lacerations on his face, officials said.

Witnesses were interviewed and surveillance video was reviewed, leading to the arrest of Desuza, who refused to speak to police without an attorney present, officials said.