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Woman attacked for not picking up dog poop

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Updated: 10/23/2013 8:44 am
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (WFTV) --  A Cocoa woman told Channel 9 she was attacked over the weekend because she didn't pick up after her dog.

Katie Arora suffered bruised ribs, a bruised sternum, a black eye and needed stitches on her nose after she said her neighbor jumped her on Sunday.

While Arora admitted she left the dog poop behind, she said she didn't deserve the punishment she received.

Police said the knock-down-drag-out fight over dog feces landed the victim in the hospital and the suspect, Jameira Smith, behind bars.

"She got some, too, don't worry," Arora said.

Cocoa police said Smith had just about enough of Arora's dog doing his business on her lawn.

"She called her the b-word and told her to get it up. Who wants to get someone else's poop?" said Smith's neighbor, Brenda Lennear.

Arora told authorities she was simply walking her dog Sunday about midnight when Smith and her boyfriend jumped her.

Arora denies her dog left anything behind in Smith's yard on Flower Mound Lane. She said the argument was really over something her dog did in the past.

"So did the dog poop on her lawn?" asked Channel 9's Anthony DiLorenzo.

"No, it wasn't her lawn. It was a bush (in the median) and I told her I couldn't get it because I wouldn't dig into a bush," Arora said.

The 28-year-old Smith was arrested on aggravated battery charges and went before a judge in jail Tuesday.

Lennear quickly came to her defense.

"I don't think she needs to be in jail because the lady disrespected her yard. Nobody want to step in poop and take it in their house," Lennear said. "She deserved it. She deserved the beatdown."

Police are still looking for Smith's boyfriend, who is also considered a suspect.

Neighbor says victim deserved it

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Jessica10 - 10/25/2013 11:43 AM
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No body ever deserves to be beat by any other person. That is what is wrong with out society. Yes the lady should of picked up her dogs poop but no body has a right to beat her like that. We are adults and we shouldn't be acting like children. Us as adults going around beating people is why kids bring guns to school and kill their teachers. Because as adults you are showing them that violence is the answer and that other humans deserve to be beat.

ScoopMasters - 10/23/2013 6:13 PM
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That's why there are professional pooper scoopers all around the country that will come to your home and pick up your dog's poop for you. www.apaws.org But, if you can't be bothered to pickup while walking your dog, maybe you shouldn't be owning a dog!

king kaos - 10/23/2013 4:25 PM
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Black trash vs white trash over dog trash! Too funny! "Dont worry, she got hers"!!! Let me tell you all, I WAS WORRIED! Thanks for straightening that out you scumbag... All I know is I am SURE we are paying for both of thier housing, both of thier food, both of thier kids and both of thier medical bills... "Why cant we all just get A JOB???". In this case color doesnt matter, this is all garbage cancer junk that takes society backwards a few THOUSAND years. The jumping is stupid but so is this nasty trash lady for letting her dog crap in the neighbors yard enough to get her pissed enough to jump her. Crazy man!

Fred Thompson - 10/23/2013 3:06 PM
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"N's" primate mentality!

FlSunRise87 - 10/23/2013 2:23 PM
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Are you guys serious? How is this news? Neighbors get into it over animals crapping on each others yards all the time. True, nobody likes to get covered in poop spray while mowing the lawn but a friendly, non confrontational approch would have been much more effective..

nativejax - 10/23/2013 1:39 PM
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You agree "she deserved it", erinryan904, because your an idiot. No one has the right to hit or assault ANYONE for ANY reason. But your inbred 'culture of violence' has you stupid in the head to think hitting someone is 'ok'. I know what stinks, and it isn't dog poop.

xoxoxo904 - 10/23/2013 12:13 PM
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pick up after your pets simple as that JUST PICK IT UP, i agree she totally deserved it.

RiverRat - 10/23/2013 11:56 AM
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If it were the other way around they would be playing the race card now
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