A California woman was arrested this week for spraying weed killer into the face of a seven year-old girl. Sixty-year-old Julie Rodenhuis, from Grover Beach, was arrested after she allegedly went on a weed-killing rampage with her noxious spray chemicals. Witnesses say Rodenhuis was feuding with her neighbors at their condo complex shortly before the attack.
Rodenhuis has been charged with three felonies – Assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury and child endangerment. The girl was treated at the hospital and released. Rodenhuis meanwhile currently sits behind bars at the San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The Huffington Post reported that Rodenhuis moved into the apartment complex “about four years ago, and neighbors said that ever since, their kids have been so afraid of her that they've been hesitant to play outside. Their fears may have been justified, since police say that Wednesday at around 7:15 p.m., Rodenhuis approached a little girl who was playing outside and sprayed poisonous weed killer directly into the child's face.”
The reason that the wacked-out woman assaulted the girl? Neighbors who live at the condo said the girl had accidently splashed Rodenhuis by the pool, and now she was getting her back. According to witnesses, Rodenhuis, who lives alone, told the girl, “You squirted me, now I’m going to squirt you,” before blasting her in the face with the chemicals.
While police are continuing to investigate the incident, Grover Police Commander John Peters said that Rodenhuis “has been involved in several neighborhood disputes in the past and this appears to be a continuation.”
Perhaps Chem-Lawn would take her in?
In other strange news today, a live-in nanny from California has taken the “live-in” portion of her job title quite seriously, refusing to leave the home even after she has been fired.