PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A woman accused of forcing her way into an ex-boyfriend's home during a Thursday confrontation in which she apparently lost her shirt and shoes was arrested after police say she falsely claimed to have been shot, according to an affidavit released Friday and a police spokesman.
Colleen Saturno, 22, was arrested on charges including burglary, criminal mischief, simple battery and assault in connection with the incidents.
About 5:08 a.m. Thursday, a Port St. Lucie police officer went to a home in the 500 block of Northeast Solida Circle. A man identified as Saturno's ex-boyfriend was there with his current girlfriend.
The ex-boyfriend told police Saturno "is/was crazily infatuated with him" and "won't let it go."
He said Saturno kept beating on the front door, despite warnings that he was going to call 911. He said the door's glass insert came inward and hit him. Saturno apparently saw his current girlfriend and "just went off."
He said Saturno reached in the hole, unlocked the door and came in. He said he blocked at least some of Saturno's attempted attacks, getting her in a "bear hug."
She apparently bent down and her shirt came off, and she also lost both shoes. She apparently ran after the ex-boyfriend's current girlfriend, who yelled "the cops are on their way."
In trying to find Saturno, police spoke to a woman who said Saturno called her about 5:50 a.m. The woman said Saturno said she'd been shot and wanted to be picked up.
The woman told police she told Saturno "she did not want anything to do with whatever mess she got herself into and hung up on her," the affidavit states.
Police spoke to Saturno by phone about 7:13 a.m. She said she'd been shot by "Matthew," which is why she kicked in the door. Matthew is the ex-boyfriend's first name. She said she was on her way to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce.
At Lawnwood, a woman identified as a friend of Saturno's told police she picked up Saturno about 6:43 a.m. The friend said Saturno was wrapped in a white tarp or cloth and that Saturno told her "Matthew" shot her.
An emergency room physician told police "it appeared to be a gunshot wound." She had a wound to her left hip area.
"In regards to one hole, the bullet never exited unless it came right back out but testing did not reveal an object in her body," the affidavit states.
Officer Tom Nichols, police spokesman, said investigators determined Saturno was not shot. He said the wound appears self-inflicted.
Saturno, of the 100 block of Southeast Naranja Avenue in Port St. Lucie, was held Friday in the St. Lucie County jail in lieu of $32,625 bail, a jail official said.