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Beauty pageant contestant uses high heel shoes to hit rival over the head

By Mason White 3:50 PM June 25, 2017
Erica Kaitlyn Mize
Erica Kaitlyn Mize
By: Alexis Bell

A beauty contest turned violent after one of the participants beat the other over the head with high heel shoes, according to police in Florida.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 24-year-old Erica Kaitlyn Mize, after being accused of assaulting 23-year-old Sara Shipley.

Mize has been charged with one count of battery.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at the Miss Sailfish Regatta Bikini Contest.

When Mize arrived at the event, she noticed that her former boyfriend had a new girlfriend, who was identified as Shipley.

Mize told Shipley, that she will be in for a rude awakening, but the victim ignored her. After the competition, Shipley went over to talk with Mize.

Mize took off her high heel shoes and swung them in the face of Shipley. Mize then hit Shipley in the head. Police officer who arrived at the scene, noticed a lump in the victim’s head.

Witnesses at the scene confirmed that Mize was the one who hit Shipley, despite the suspect’s claims that the victim assaulted her first and she was just trying to get away.

Mize is currently on probation on a drug charge.