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A 19-year-old girl living in Deltona has been letting her boyfriend spend the night with her in the house she shares with her parents. The parents disapprove of the young folks spending the night together, and “there has been a lot of tension within the household because of it.”

On a cold day in December, Nineteen-Teen’s father found her boyfriend in her bedroom, and he “reprimanded her for it as he does not condone that behavior.” Then Dad went off to work.

Mom tried to make her daughter feel better, but Nineteen-Teen “began verbally abusing [Mom] as she was attempting to walk with [Nineteen-Teen] to her bedroom.” Mom said even though her daughter “was calling her profanities and rude names, she continued to attempt to calm [Nineteen-Teen] down and followed her into the bedroom.”

Mom said Nineteen-Teen picked up a cup with soda pop or some other kind of liquid in it “and proceeded to throw the liquid towards [Mom] splashing her on the chest and face.”

Then, she said, NineteenTeen “picked up a spray bottle of [disinfectant] and began discharging it in [Mom]’s direction on purpose.” Mom would tell a sheriff’s deputy that “the spray can was ‘right in her face.’” (Considering the girl was spewing profanities at her mother, maybe Nineteen-Teen should have tried cleaning out her own mouth.)

Nineteen-Teen was arrested on a charge of domestic violence battery, which was enhanced to battery on a person age 65 or older. Battery is bad, but you’re really in trouble if your victim is 65 or above.

— By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.


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