Emeterio 'Manny' Zuniga: Fort Pierce man charged with burglary, assault, battery on person over 65

A Fort Pierce woman sleeping on her couch at about 1 p.m. Friday was awakened by a maintenance man kissing her on the cheek.

The woman told a St. Lucie County sheriff’s deputy that she tried to remain calm and started talking with Emeterio “Manny” Zuniga, who told her she was beautiful as he sat in a chair about 4 feet from the couch, according to an arrest affidavit. When Zuniga got up to leave the woman’s home in the 100 block of Villa Del Norte, he again kissed her on the cheek, it said.

Zuniga, 55, who lives in the 600 block of South 24th Street in Fort Pierce, was charged with burglary with assault and battery on a person older than 65, records show. He remained at the St. Lucie County Jail on Monday in lieu of $75,000 in bond.


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