Motel Owner Arrested After Pushing 3 Year Old

Amruta Nathubhai Patel
Amruta Nathubhai Patel, pictured above.
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EUSTIS – Eustis Police responded to a call at the Colonial Inn Motel on Bay Street in Eustis, Florida yesterday evening. Upon arrival, a woman and several other witnesses stated that the Motel owner, Amruta Nathubhai Patel, had pushed the woman’s 3-year-old grand-daughter out of his way while the child was playing on the sidewalk.

The incident started when Patel was making rounds collecting rent from Motel residents. After a dispute with the child’s grand-mother over the rent, Patel was heading back to the Motel office on a sidewalk on which the child was playing. It is then, that the grand-mother and several witnesses report that Patel intentionally pushed the child out of his way.

Paramedics checked the child, however, found no visible marks or injuries.

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Patel was then arrested and charged with felony battery and transported to the Lake County Detention Center and held on a $2,000 bond. Patel was released at 1 am this morning after posting bond. He is scheduled to appear before a judge on August 10, 2015.

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