High-Tech Investigation Proves Grandmother Violated Domestic Violence Injunction
SPRING HILL – A grandmother’s inability to accurately judge distances landed her behind bars Monday, after she violated a restraining order by parking her car too close to the protected victim.
According to officials, 60-year-old Debra Jean Carpenter violated a domestic violence injunction when she parked her car at the intersection of Tarrytown Drive and Cascade Street to drop off her grandchildren. Carpenter told deputies that she utilized Google Maps to calculate the distance between the intersection and the victim’s residence at 7263 Tarrytown Drive, and it showed that she was 528 feet from the victim’s home.
Deputy Anthony Belmonte decided to solve the dispute by using a Pro Laser II to measure the distance from where Carpenter says she parked her car and the victim’s property. Unfortunately for Carpenter, the exact distance turned out to be 273.4 feet, which confirmed that a violation did occur.
Carpenter was taken into custody and booked into the Hernando County Jail on a $500 bond for violating the injunction.
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