Perfume-laden elderly woman attacked over use of ceiling fan

Mayra Rolon

A violent battle erupted at an Ocala home Monday night after an elderly woman turned on a ceiling fan.

A man told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that the 75-year-old woman was attempting to get rid of the scent of her perfume in the air when 47-year-old Mayra Rolan “became irate” and started calling the woman names. Rolan then got between the woman and the door and shoved her, causing the woman to fall into the back of couch, a sheriff’s report states.

After the woman caught herself and regained her balance, a witness said, Rolan intentionally stepped on her foot and kept shoving her around until he called 911.

The woman told deputies that she was trying to get the scent of her perfume to dissipate when the confrontation broke out. She said she wasn’t sure if Rolan was upset because she used her fan. But she said she was having “severe back pain” from being shoved into the hard part of the couch, the report says.

Rolan claimed that the woman hit her, called her a derogatory name and “flashed her nude chest at her as an insult.” When asked what started the argument, Rolan said it was “something about a fan” but couldn’t provide a clear explanation or a definitive account of the incident.

Rolan was transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with battery on a person 65 or older. She was released Wednesday at 1:06 a.m. and is scheduled to appear before a Marion County judge on Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.