Vero Beach Woman ‘Honks’ Car Horn Repeatedly At Ex-Boyfriend

Ex-girlfriend honks horn repeatedly at ex-boyfriend in Vero Beach.
Ex-girlfriend honks horn repeatedly at ex-boyfriend in Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH – A 19-year-old female created a scene at a home that belonged to a friend of her ex-boyfriend. Witnesses say she was seen honking the horn from her car and screaming repeatedly in the driveway.

Amanda Gowen dated a man for two days and was angry at him. She continued to show up at his friend’s house while he was in the home.

The owner of the home asked her to leave, but she refused. The boyfriend then heard the sound of his motorcycle hitting the ground. When he rushed out, he found the bike damaged in several areas from the impact.

The boyfriend called the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. When Gowen heard him on the phone with police, she “jumped on his back and began scratching him,” according to the report.

Gowen then bit the homeowner on the forearm as he was pulling her off the ex-boyfriend. She then took off and hid in the woods behind the residence.

When deputies arrived, they saw the damage to the motorcycle and fresh markings on the boyfriend and the homeowner. The damage to the motorcycle is between $200 and $1,000.

Deputies made contact with Gowen in the woods and could “smell the aroma of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath,” the report said. She said she was angry with her ex-boyfriend for leaving her at a friend’s house.

She admitted to pushing over the motorcycle and did jump on his back and attack him because she was angry. Deputies observed no injuries or marks on Gowen.

Gowen was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where she was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery.

When the boyfriend returned to his residence, he found that his home had been burglarized. A mirror was also found smashed.

While at the jail, Gowen admitted she crawled through an unlocked window to retrieve her purse and broke the mirror because she was angry.

Gowen was also charged with Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief Damage, and Burglary Dwelling.

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About Scott Lee
Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.