News

Bat-wielding sisters brutally beat woman in alleged road rage incident

Mikaela Barboza, 26, told WSVN she was attacked with a baseball bat by two women during a road rage incident.

(WSVN)

A Florida woman was horribly beaten with a cudgel like a angry sister duo chased her through a mall during an alleged road rage incident.

Mikaela Barboza told WSVN she hopes that her mobile phone video helps the police to capture the two women who assaulted her on Thursday. The 26-year-old said that they drive to US 441 in Lauderdale Lakes when they cut a woman off. Barboza recalled another woman, said the sister of the woman who she initially cut off was in a separate vehicle and began yelling at her.

“You cut my sister off, that’s disrespectful,” Barboza told WSVN on Sunday about what the sister said.

Barboza said the irate brothers and sisters, not all. The woman she had cut off began behind her and yelled for allegedly making derogatory comments. Barboza said that she feared for her life and pulled into a shopping center, in the hope of losing the two sisters — but they found her in the mall parking lot.

“Her sister is actually blocked me in, and the other sister blocked me from behind,” Barboza said. “I had nowhere to go.”

Mikaela Barboza said she pulled into a shopping center parking lot in order to avoid the women.

(WSVN)

She stepped out of the car and began recording as the two sisters continued to scream at her. Barboza said one of the sisters picked up a wooden baseball bat and started to hit her in the head.

“After I hit the first [time], I grabbed her and we started wrestling on the floor, so I got the bat away from her,” Barboza recalled.

The other woman then grabbed the bat and began to hit the 25-year-old as they struggled with the sister, according to Barboza. A bystander eventually intervened and wrenched the bat away. Another witness also recorded the incident.

Barboza was rushed to the hospital and treated for a wound on her head and a broken nose.

“Five stitches on the top and two on the inside,” Barboza said. “I have seven staples in the back of my head of where the other sister was hitting me in the back.”

“I’m just happy to be here; I am happy to be alive and not brain-dead or something like that,” she added. “Because I know that it could have been a lot worse.”

Barboza told the Miami Herald that they will be pressing charges and filed with the police, while she was in the hospital to treat her injuries. Broward Sheriff’s Office did not respond to wsvn’s request for comment.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular