Tarpon Springs (WTFF) – A Polk County woman was arrested for battery after groping a woman in front of her 6-year-old daughter and telling her husband to “go back” to his country.
The incident took place on Friday afternoon when the victim and her family were trying to enjoy a dolphin cruise on the Anclote River to the Gulf of Mexico, according to an arrest affidavit collected by The Smoking Gun.
58-year-old Lisa Anne Matteson grabbed the victim’s buttocks on two occasions, witnesses on the Spongeorama cruise line told police.
She was heard saying, “oh, it’s curved and nice,” and “I would do you.”
The victim’s 6-year-old daughter witnessed the groping.
When her husband asked Matteson to stop, she replied, “You should go back to the country you came from.”
Witnesses say that Matteson appeared intoxicated.
After being handcuffed, she told police that she didn’t remember anything, and that she didn’t know why she was being arrested.
Matteson now faces one misdemeanor battery charge. She spent the night in the Pinellas County Jail and was released Saturday morning on a $500 bond.
She lives with her husband, Seth, at 7115 Heath Drive, Port Richey, FL.
The pair moved to their new Florida home in 2018 from Glastonbury, Connecticut, according to property records.