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Tempers Flare at 2 South Florida Polling Places

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    Tempers Flare at 2 South Florida Polling Places
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    Jupiter police are investigating an altercation that broke out Tuesday between a woman and a man at a polling place.

    Initial reports indicate a verbal dispute turned physical at the Jupiter Community Center.

    WPTV reports the woman was standing in line when Thomas Garrecht allegedly "violated her space".

    According to the Palm Beach Post, Donna Tatlici was handing out Donald Trump literature when Garrecht yelled at her.

    As the dispute escalated, the two got closer and Tatlici pepper-sprayed the man, the Palm Beach Post reports.

    Garrecht reportedly grabbed Tatlici by the neck and tackled her.

    Jupiter police say they will take the case to the State Attorney's Office and recommend assault and battery charges against Garrecht.

    Garrecht was not taken into custody.

    A few hours later, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office reported another fight at a polling place in Lake Worth.

    Deputies were called out to Royal Palm Presbyterian after two men got into a fight.

    One man was shooting video using his cellphone of another man. The second man was upset about being recorded and slapped the man's phone out of his hand, deputies said.

    The first man then struck the second man causing him to fall on the ground. According to a police report, the the man who was struck feared for his life and alerted the other man that he had a weapon.

    Deputies confirmed the man with the gun had a concealed weapons permit. He was charged with simple battery and criminal mischief. 

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