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Monday, May 27, 2024

Line dance instructor accused of punching woman at square

A Villages line dance instructor has been accused of punching another woman at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Janet Arlene Hilgenfeld, 63, of 1822 Treadwell Terrace, has been ordered to appear Aug. 25 in Lake County Court to answer to the accusation that she punched a 54-year-old Villager in the face.

Lady Lake police were called to investigate the incident which took place at about 6:30 p.m. Friday at Spanish Springs.

The victim told police that she had been dancing in the square when Hilgenfeld allegedly struck the her in the face with her fist, according to the police report.

Hilgenfeld told police the woman had been taunting her.

“I hit her,” Hilgenfeld told police, according to the report.

Hilgenfeld also accused the woman of trying to take a swing at her.

The women apparently did not know each other prior to the altercation, according to the police report.

Hilgenfeld currently teaches line dance classes at Sterling Heights, Canal Street and Lake Miona recreation centers, according to the July 22 list of resident lifestyle groups from the Villages Recreation Department.

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