Police: Palm Bay woman punched in face after noise complaint

Woman asked 3 women to keep noise down in apartment, police say

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Three women have been charged with battery after punching a woman in the face twice in one night who had asked the three women to keep the noise down in their apartment.

According to Florida Today, the three women were charged with battery after Palm Bay police were called to investigate a disturbance on the 6100 block of Woodlake Drive in Woodlake Village Apartments.

Police said Laquesha Cooper, 20, Keshawn Chapman, 21 and Toshiba Love, 25, were in an apartment Saturday when a resident in a building across the way knocked on the door and asked them to keep the noise down. The woman then began to walk back to her residence when she was attacked by the three women, according to the police.

The woman told officers she managed to escape the attack but realized she had lost her keys upon returning to her residence. She then returned to the parking lot she crossed earlier to search for her missing keys, and the three women spotted her there and attacked her again. According to the police report, the three women left the victim bleeding and face down on the ground.

According to police, Cooper – tattooed with the words "grace" and "mercy" on her hands – and the other women said that the woman came to their apartment and started the altercation by throwing the first punch. The three were taken to the Brevard County Jail Complex and later bonded out. The three have a Dec. 10 court hearing on the charges.

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