Woman arrested after setting off resort fire alarm, attacking workers, Orange County deputies say

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. – A woman was arrested at a Universal Orlando resort after setting off the hotel’s fire alarm and attacking two employees, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to Cabana Bay Beach Resort, 6550 Adventure Way on Monday after reports of a woman – Kristi Swartz, 36 – causing a disturbance.

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Two employees, including a security guard, told investigators the guests were complaining about Swartz’s harassment, according to the arrest affidavit. The pair said they found Swartz and asked for his room key, according to deputies, but the woman said she didn’t have one and fled.

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As the two workers chased her, Swartz set off the complex’s fire alarm, records show. Shortly after, workers managed to surround Swartz and tried to drag her out of the building, but she managed to slap the security guard in the face, knocking off her glasses, according to the affidavit.

Once outside, Swartz then stepped on the other worker’s foot and pushed him, deputies said.

When questioned, the woman said she had done nothing and just wanted to fall asleep, records show.

Swartz faces charges of battery on a uniformed security guard, battery and false fire alarm.

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