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Pr. William girl arrested for slashing furniture, trying to poison dad

A 17-year-old Prince William County girl was arrested last week after she tore up the furniture in her house with a kitchen knife and mixed household cleaning chemicals with a gallon of fruit punch in an apparent attempt to poison her father or other family members, police said.

The incident started over a matter probably familiar to most teenagers: discipline, and its enforcement by parents. In this case, the girl had been arguing with her father "about disciplining her, her behavior and other family issues," said Erika Hernandez, a spokesman for the Prince William County Police Department.

That’s when the girl, whose name was not released because she was charged as a juvenile, grabbed a kitchen knife and took her anger out on the furniture and her dad's computer, Hernandez said.

At some point, she also gathered household cleaning chemicals and mixed them with fruit punch in an apparent attempt to poison her dad or other family members, Hernandez said.

No one drank the poisoned punch, and the teenager did not attack any people, Hernandez said.

She was charged with attempting to poison and destruction of property and ordered held without bond pending a hearing in juvenile court, police said.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 2, 2010; 8:41 AM ET
Categories:  Juvenile Justice , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. William  
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This gal seems to have all the mental trappings of a tea party recruit.

Posted by: kinkysr | April 2, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: blackman1 | April 2, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure George W. Bush put her up to it.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | April 2, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

She probably wanted to go to a Tea Party meeting to discuss how Obama is turning America into a socialist country and her dad, probably a Democrat, stopped her.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | April 2, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

A good belt to her behind would have solved everything. This is whats wrong with society these days and then you have the morons in court claiming child abuse. When I was a kid you answered you father with yes sir or no sir, its called respect...

Posted by: FrankMonzon | April 2, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I am not taking any crap from my kids when they get older. Fall in line or get the hell out of my house.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | April 2, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

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