Villager arrested after allegedly coming on to restaurant worker at Lake Sumter Landing

Marrian Zambrano

A Villager landed behind bars after allegedly aggressively coming on to a restaurant worker at Lake Sumter Landing.

The male employee of RJ Gators had closed the restaurant shortly before 8 p.m. Christmas Eve and was standing outside when 64-year-old Marrian Ann Zambrano approached him and said she needed to reclaim her hat from inside the restaurant, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. He told her he did not have a key.

Zambrano, who appeared to be intoxicated, grabbed him by the crotch and began touching him in that area, the arrest report said.

“He stated it felt like she was trying to lower his pants,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

“The Victim alleged that the Defendant was also trying to dance on him, during which time she rubbed her breasts and body against his person. The Victim alleged that while doing this, the Defendant asked him to come home with her, however he refused and offered to help her get a ride home,” the report said.

The man, a fellow RJ Gators employee and Zambrano then walked across the street to RedSauce.

Zambrano “continued making advances toward him, and on two occasions hugged him, whispered in his ear, and kissed his neck,” the report said.

The RJ Gators employee and a Red Sauce bus boy corroborated the man’s version of events when deputies arrived. The man said he wanted to press charges against Zambrano.

“Video footage was also obtained from Red Sauce restaurant which shows the Defendant hugging the victim and apparently kissing his neck. You can see in the video that the Victim did have his hands slightly up and did not touch the Defendant,” the deputy wrote in the report.

Zambrano was arrested on a charge of battery and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. She was released after posting $1,000 bond.