Myrtle Beach woman charged with assaulting “shot girl” at Broadway at the Beach

troot@thesunnews.comOctober 28, 2013 

Maria Cristina Antunez

— A Myrtle Beach woman was charged with assault after another woman, who was working as a shot girl at Broadway at the Beach, reported she was attacked while selling drinks, but she didn’t spill of the drinks any during the incident, according to a police report.

Maria Cristina Antunez, 38, of Myrtle Beach was charged with third-degree assault and battery after officers were called about 1 a.m. Saturday to Celebrity Circle, police said.

Officers learned from a 23-year-old victim that she was employed as a “shot girl” and was about to sell an alcoholic shot to a man, according to the report. The victim said Antunez walked up and asked what was going on and told the victim that the man was her boyfriend and he would not be buying a shot from her.

The victim said she replied “OK” to Antunez, who continued to talk about their looks. The victim said she told Antunez she was old and Antunez attacked her, according to the report. Security grabbed Antunez and the victm and took them to their office.

A surveillance video showed the victim speaking to Antunez and as the victim tried to walk away Antunez grabbed her by the hair and started punching her in the face several times, according to the report.

The victim held the shot tray, which had 10 to 20 shots on it, away from her body and doesn’t spill any of the shots, the officer wrote in the report after watching the video.

Officers noted in the video, the victim tried to get away from Antunez with her other hand, but was not able to do so until security guards stopped the assault, according to the report. The victim had a swollen and red eye and officers also got statements from two witnesses.

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