Shinobia Montoria Wright, 26-year-old, is allegedly being accused of driving her SUV into the store, smashing glass displays with a squeegee and then attacking a store employee.
Wright is currently facing charges of aggravated battery, battery, burglary, criminal mischief over $1,000 and reckless driving. Wright underwent surgery at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis for injuries to her forearms during the crash and was taken for a mental health evaluation under the Baker Act.
According to reports, Wright showed up at the T-Mobile store at South Congress Avenue and 10th Avenue North on looking to exchange her cracked iPhone. Wright told a store manager that it was her birthday and she was going to “bug out” if she didn’t get the phone replaced.
The manager said Wright did not “appear right” and seemed to be under the influence of a substance. The preliminary investigation does not indicate that either drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident, police said.
Wright returned to the store the next day, but never walked inside. Instead, she allegedly rammed her 2005 Nissan Armada SUV through the front entrance.
A store employee injured his knee during the incident and was taken to the hospital after being hit by a display case toppled by the SUV.
At the hospital, Wright indicated to police she became upset after she was forced to pay for a replacement phone even though she had insurance. Prior to her arrival at the hospital, Wright told police she was having a “bad day.”
Police estimated more than $30,000 to the store. A city building official declared the store unsafe, according to the report.