Date: March 30, 2011


Subject: Cape Coral Police Make Arrests in “Midday Melee”


On March 29th at 9:30am Cape Coral Police responded to 36 SE 24th Avenue in reference to a disturbance with reported injuries. Upon arrival, officers came into contact with two victims, Lisa Brytus and Benjamin Aponte.


Brytus told police that she was driving Aponte to his brother’s house located at 36 SE 24th Avenue. Brytus pulled her car into the driveway of the home and Aponte ran inside while she waited in her car.


Moments later, an SUV sped into the driveway blocking Brytus in. A female (later identified as Sylvia Renee Daniels) got out of the SUV and threw a brick through Brytus’ back window, shattering it. Aponte ran to Brytus’ car and got back into the passenger side. An unknown male approached the driver’s door and opened it. The unknown male then demanded that Brytus exit her car. Meanwhile, another male (later identified as Anthony Davis Parker) used a crowbar and smashed the passenger side window where Aponte was sitting. Parker then struck Aponte in the upper arm several times with the crowbar.


Brytus put her car in reverse and crashed into the suspect’s SUV, maneuvered the vehicle through the front yard of the home and drove southbound on SE 24th Avenue. Brytus then lost control of her car and crashed into a concrete pole near the intersection of SE 8th Street.


Officers transported Brytus and Aponte to Police Headquarters for further interviews. Both victims stated that they did not know who the suspects were.


At 11:50am officers observed a white male and white female that matched the descriptions given by the victims at 706 SE 13th Court. Aponte and Brytus were brought to the scene to ID the male and female.


Aponte and Brytus indentified the male (Anthony Parker) and the female (Sylvia Daniels) as the suspects who threw a brick through the rear window and smashed the passenger window with a crowbar.


Both Parker and Daniels were placed under arrest. During a pat down, Daniels was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.


During questioning by Detectives, Sylvia Daniels admitted that she followed the victims because Benjamin Aponte had stolen items from her a month ago and she wanted to confront him about it. She admitted that she did indeed exit her SUV but denied throwing any items or causing any damage. Anthony Parker admitted that he smashed the windows of Brytus’ vehicle.


At first appearance this morning, the Judge ordered Daniels and Parker held with NO BOND.


Sylvia Renee Daniels 09-25-76

10725 Otto Lane Hudson, FL


Criminal Mischief; Throwing a Deadly Missile; Possession of a Controlled Substance


Anthony Davis Parker 02-12-79

12020 Rebel Street Brooksville, FL


Aggravated Assault; Battery; Criminal Mischief