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Lady bodybuilder jailed after allegedly smashing TV screen with remote control

Donna Lynn Cacciatore
Donna Lynn Cacciatore

A competitive lady bodybuilder was arrested after allegedly throwing a remote control and smashing a TV screen at her home in The Villages.

Donna Lynn Cacciatore, 56, who lives on Jem Path in the Village of Amelia was arrested on a felony charge of battery Monday by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies.

The native New Yorker got into an argument with her 69-year-old husband when she threw the remote control at the television screen causing it to shatter. She then struck him in the thighs with her knees “in an attempt to provoke him to attack her,” the arrest report said.

In 2019, Cacciatore competed in two categories in the Women’s Physique Division in the 2019 NPC Southeastern USA competition in Tampa. She won second place in the masters’ division for the 35 and above category and third place in the open category. She has completed the New York City marathon and has taught classes at MVP Sports Club in The Villages.

She was initially held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center, but a judge later set her bond at $1,000. She posted bond at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday and was released.

The battery charge was enhanced to a felony because the victim is over the age of 65.

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