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Two arrested for tossing paint on Derek Chauvin's Windermere home

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Katelin Benoit, 18, and Kimberly Guzman, 20, have been charged with criminal mischief.
by: Danielle Hendrix Associate Editor

Two Orlando women were arrested after police say they tossed paint on the front door of Derek Chauvin’s Windermere-area home during a protest Friday, May 29.

According to the arrest affidavit, deputies saw 18-year-old Katelin Benoit and 20-year-old Kimberly Guzman throw paint at Chauvin’s home around 3:50 p.m. Orange County deputies said they watched Benoit and Guzman until they left the protest.

According to the report, deputies stopped the two shortly after 4 p.m. near Keene’s Pointe. During the traffic stop, deputies said, they found the used paint cans on the rear driver’s-side floorboard. Guzman also had dry paint on her left leg, the report states.

Benoit and Guzman were transported to the Orange County jail. Guzman, 20, was charged with criminal mischief of more than $200 but less than $1,000 in damage. Benoit, 18, was been charged with criminal mischief of less than $200. Both have since posted bond.

Danielle Hendrix is the Associate Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Central Florida, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in world comparative studies. ...

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