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Off-duty Florida officer ‘saw red,’ kicks pregnant woman, inducing labor, police say

An off-duty North Miami Beach police officer said she “saw red” and kicked an eight-month-pregnant woman in the stomach, inducing labor, investigators said. 

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Ambar Pacheco, 26, was with her 21-year-old sister on a busy street corner on South Beach when a fight started between them and Evoni Murray and Joseph Predelus, according to the Miami Herald.

The reason the fight started is unclear; however, Pacheco told Miami Beach police that her sister was kicked in the face by Predelus, 40, the Herald reported.

“I saw red and beat the **** out of (Murray),” Pacheco told Miami Beach police, according to the Miami New Times.

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Miami Beach police wrote that Pacheco “doesn’t know who, but she kicked somebody,” according to WPLG.

Murray, 27, was taken to a hospital, where she gave birth to a healthy baby, according to WPLG.

Pacheco was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, according to the New Times. She is on paid leave pending an internal affairs investigation.

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