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Australian woman allegedly shoved bike rider in Florida

Australian tourist Prue Elizabeth Harvey (pictured) faces a serious battery charge in Florida after allegedly pushing over a female cyclist during the popular Zombie Bike Ride

An Australian tourist faces a serious battery charge in Florida after allegedly pushing over a female cyclist during the popular Zombie Bike Ride.

Prue Elizabeth Harvey allegedly yelled ‘fall b***h’ before shoving the 68-year-old female cyclist to the ground in Key West on Sunday.

Harvey, 32, who was in Florida to attend a wedding, was locked up in a Monroe County jail after her arrest on a felony battery charge, which can carry a five-year prison sentence and a fine of US$5,000.

In Florida, battery on a person aged 65 and older is automatically classed as a serious felony charge.

Harvey, 32, (pictured) allegedly yelled 'fall b***h' before shoving the 68-year-old female cyclist to the ground in Key West on Sunday

Harvey, 32, (pictured) allegedly yelled ‘fall b***h’ before shoving the 68-year-old female cyclist to the ground in Key West on Sunday

Thousands of people attended the Zombie Bike Ride in Key West (pictured) on Sunday

Thousands of people attended the Zombie Bike Ride in Key West (pictured) on Sunday

Harvey is accused of running through the cyclists, who wear zombie costumes and paint their faces and bodies for the popular annual 6km bike ride.

She allegedly gave riders dirty looks before shoving Linda Malcolm to the ground, causing the woman to scrape her left knee.

Ms Malcolm’s daughter allegedly chased Harvey to the rear of a church and police were called.

Police said Harvey told them she had been drinking and could not remember anything past 1pm on Sunday.

The alleged battery happened at about 7.20pm.

Harvey (pictured), who was in Key West to attend a wedding, was locked up in Monroe County jail after her arrest on a felony battery charge, which can carry a five-year prison sentence and a fine of $5,000US

Harvey (pictured), who was in Key West to attend a wedding, was locked up in Monroe County jail after her arrest on a felony battery charge, which can carry a five-year prison sentence and a fine of $5,000US

 

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