A Florida teen is dead after she fell six floors from a Florida balcony, and according to police, she had been arguing with her boyfriend and threatening and attacking other hotel guests.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 19-year-old Alexis Carroll, of Jacksonville, was staying at the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront with her boyfriend, Tyler Bell, on Tuesday, when the pair allegedly began arguing. Guests in the room next to the couple heard screaming and later heard Carroll threaten other guests who called security.
One of the guests, identified as an off-duty police officer from Georgia, Faynatte Spaulding, contacted the hotel’s front desk after hearing the commotion. According to police, Carroll became belligerent and ran out of room and toward Spaulding. Then teen then reportedly slapped Spaulding and spat in her face. Spaulding’s boyfriend and another guest pulled Carroll away. The teen walked back to her hotel room.
Guests told police that shortly after Carroll returned to the room, they heard a male scream, “Don’t do that!” Within minutes, Carroll plunged to her death.
A rescue officer patrolling the area saw the woman fall from the balcony. When he rushed to assist her, he noted she had no pulse.
According to FOX News, security footage showed that Bell tried several times to pull Carroll from the balcony. Witnesses heard him trying to convince her not to jump. Police said the woman leaned over the balcony and Bell pulled her in at least five times. Then, she had a “a running start” before jumping from the balcony.
“Tell me I won’t!” Carroll was heard shouting before she jumped to her death.
No criminal charges have been filed in the incident. It’s still unclear whether drug or alcohol use was involved.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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