Key West man arrested for allegedly beating, spitting on woman holding infant

STOCK ISLAND, Fla. – A Florida Keys man was arrested after allegedly attacking a woman holding an infant.

Authorities arrested 33-year-old Jeanty Altenor, of Key West, on Saturday.

Deputies said they were called to Maloney Avenue on Stock Island at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The female victim told them Altenor had punched her in the face and hit her with his feet and a child’s scooter. She said he also spit on her, all while she was holding an infant.

She told deputies there were three other children present at the time of the incident, and deputies said she had injuries to match her story.

The victim also said Altenor told her he would kill her if she called the police.

Authorities obtained a warrant for Altenor’s arrest and he was booked into jail on Saturday.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.