New Jersey Man Assaults Woman Over Surface Lot Parking Spot at Disney Springs

Tom Corless

Disney Springs water tower

New Jersey Man Assaults Woman Over Surface Lot Parking Spot at Disney Springs

A man was arrested after he fought another driver for a parking space at Disney Springs and hit her multiple times, according to newly released public documents.

Man Assaults Woman Over Disney Springs Parking Spot

The Disney Springs Water Tower stands tall in the sunlight.

Anthony Natale, a 52-year-old from Brick, New Jersey, has been charged with burglary of a conveyance with a battery, meaning he is accused of entering the victim’s car to commit battery. He has pleaded not guilty to the felony, Orange County Circuit Court records show.

WDW Disney Springs Overhead Map with Watermelon Surface Parking Lot
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One passer-by said she saw Natale and the driver getting into an argument over the parking space in the Watermelon surface parking lot.

“The female witness stated the verbal argument became physical, when the male exited his vehicle, approached the female, who was still seated in her vehicle and struck her in the face, through the open driver’s side window. The female witness stated a brief struggle ensued between the male and female,” the Orange County Sheriff’s report said.

The driver was not injured and declined medical treatment after the November 12 attack that happened just before 6 p.m. (It has taken the Orange County Sheriff’s Office weeks to release public records, which is why WDWNT is reporting it now.)

The dramatic scene was captured on video.

The sheriff’s report said a cell phone video exists that shows Natale physically restraining the driver as she sat inside her vehicle.

Several people got involved to separate them until the sheriff’s department arrived.

Natale was trespassed from Walt Disney World property and was taken to Orange County Jail. His next court hearing was scheduled for January 10. He requested a jury trial.

His attorney did not respond to a request for comment.

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  • Tom Corless

    Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World. Contact Tom at tom@wdwnt.com.

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