Last night, my husband and I were meeting some friends for dinner in Palmetto, and there was a TON of police activity near the convention center. Now I know why!
According to a Palmetto Police news release, 34 year old Alfred Anthony Facundo battered and abducted his 29 year old ex girlfriend at around 8:15 am in the 500 block 9th Street West in Palmetto.
Police say Facundo used his car to cut off the victim’s vehicle, pulled her out of her car and then beat her.
He then put her in his car and drove to the rest area at I–275 and US 19.
The victim then saw a FHP trooper and ran towards him escaping from Facundo.
Facundo reportedly then drove to Bradenton looking for the victim’s new boyfriend.
Anyone with information on Facundo’s whereabouts is asked to call the Palmetto PD or dial 911.