Woman arrested after fight outside Universal’s VelociCoaster ride, records show

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A New York woman was arrested in July after officers said she punched a woman in the face during an argument in line for Universal’s VelociCoaster ride, records show.

Shaeika Allen, 28, was arrested on a charge of felony battery, after surveillance video showed she punched the woman on July 9 during the dispute, her arrest report said. Allen has since been charged in court with misdemeanor battery, and the case remains open, records show.

The woman who officers said Allen punched, who the Orlando Sentinel is not identifying because she was the victim of an alleged battery, suffered a cut and bruise on her face, which the report said required stitches or glue.

Allen and her family were behind the woman in line when the woman’s brother joined her in the ride’s line, ducking under the queue rope, the report said. Her brother spilled a drink on Allen as he cut the line, the woman said, and soon after Allen and her family became upset.

After a brief argument, another member of Allen’s family shoved the victim, then Allen “threw multiple closed fist strikes” with at least one hitting the victim on the side of her face, the report said. The other family member has not yet been arrested or charged in the incident, records show.

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