UF Physical Therapy Professor Arrested for Stealing Steak Knife to Damage Car

UF Physical Therapy Professor Arrested for Stealing Steak Knife to Damage Car

Editors Notes: Personal information of others involved was manually redacted from the posted police report.

A University of Florida (UF) physical therapy professor, Gina Musolino, 60, was arrested yesterday and charged with larceny and property damage of over $1,000. 

On June 2, at 5:10 pm an Alachua County Sheriffs Office (ACSO) officer responded to the Texas Roadhouse restaurant located at 3984 SW 43rd St. Musolino's arrest report reads as follows:

“On that day, the defendant and the victim exchanged words in the parking lot after the defendant accused the victim of bumping her vehicle with his car door while he took a cooler out.
The defendant committed the crime of theft when she entered the restaurant, took a set of cutlery, and exited the restaurant without paying for them. The restaurant, Texas Roadhouse advised that they would like to pursue charges as the defendant took the set of cutlery, passed all points of sale, and stole the items to commit another crime. The cutlery set was valued at five dollars.
The defendant then exited the restaurant with the steak knife in hand and used it to damage the victim's vehicle, a silver Honda CRV that was parked next to the defendant's vehicle. The defendant can be observed on camera that she circled the victim's vehicle before she left the location. A witness observed the defendant commit the crime and also noticed the damage around the vehicle and notified the restaurant manager.
The damage included all four doors of the vehicle and the passenger rear panel of the vehicle.
The estimate for the damage was $3,300.24.”

During Musolino's police interview, she said she believed she was provided with a complementary cutlery set that she could take and that she committed the property damage out of anger. 

Musolino was released on reconnaissance, i.e., under the condition that she appear on all scheduled court dates.

Jack Walden

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