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.
April 2, 2010; 8:41 AM ET
Categories: Juvenile Justice , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. William
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