A 45-year-old man was arrested following an argument that began over trash. Apparently he did not want to clean up his mess from inside the victim’s car.
Ocala police met with the victim who advised that she and her boyfriend, Anthony McBride, had been involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.
The victim advised that she has had an intimate relationship with McBride since August of 2019, and has lived with him in the same residence, located in the 700 block of NW 15th AVE, since October of 2019.
According to reports, the victim and McBride were driving to work so McBride could drop her off. During the car ride, the two began arguing about taking the trash out of the vehicle and McBride picking up the victim’s son up from school.
The victim stated that the argument became very heated, and due to the argument, she decided that she did not want to leave McBride to with her vehicle while she was at work. Instead, she decided to take McBride back home.
According to the arrest affidavit, on the way back to the house, McBride threatened the victim and stated: “give me a reason to call the police.”
The victim told police she was in fear for her safety and decided to go to her
son in law’s residence instead of taking McBride back to the house.
When the victim was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of NW 14th AVE and NW 12TH ST, McBride stated: “if you turn right, I’ll beat your ass.” McBride then threw the vehicle in park.
McBride then began dumping the contents of the victim’s purse out of the window on the
passenger side where he was sitting.
The victim stated that she then got out of the car and walked around to pick up her belongings and realized that McBride had taken her cell phone. When she asked McBride for her phone so she could call the police, he refused.
McBride then snatched the keys out of the ignition and threw them into the bushes.
The victim said she then began yelling “HELP” because she was scared.
Police said that the victim located her keys, and when she attempted to put them back in the ignition, McBride reached for a baseball bat that was in the car. Police said McBride then attempted to strike the victim with the bat but missed.
The victim then backed away from the driver’s side of the vehicle, at which time McBride came after her and shoved her into the side of the vehicle.
The victim took off running while screaming for help.
During that time, she heard a window shatter. McBride had allegedly busted out her passenger side window with the baseball bat.
McBride then fled the scene with the victim’s purse, phone, and other items from the car.
McBride was located a short time later but refused to answer any questions.
He was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Tampering with a Victim/Preventing from Calling 911, and Domestic Battery.
McBride has a lengthy criminal record with a history of violence toward women.