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Man Charged With Assaulting Woman After Misunderstanding Avocado Conversation

December 19, 2018

SCRANTON — A city resident is accused of punching a woman in the face Tuesday after he misunderstood a conversation and thought she was telling others about their relationship. Enmanuel Gonzalez, 30, 1517 Mulberry St., is charged with simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief after police said he punched a woman there at about 6:40 p.m. and smashed her phone when she tried to call for help. Police said Gonzalez punched the woman after he misunderstood a conversation she had with others at a friend’s house about eating avocados and instead thought she told them about their relationship. Police noted the woman had swelling and scratches on her head. Bail and preliminary hearing information for Gonzalez was not available Tuesday night. — CLAYTON OVER

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