Girl, 9, Facing Four Felony Charges for Terrorizing School Bus and Pummelling Sheriff’s Deputy After Refusing to Stop Eating Candy
Daily Mail (London), November 1, 2011
Florida authorities had a real Halloween scare on their hands when a pint-sized perp’s raging tantrum turned into a vicious assault case.
Lee County Sheriff’s deputies said the 9-year-old girl faces multiple felony charges after a fit of rage that started on her bus yesterday.
Police were called to Atlanta Avenue and Kingston Drive East over the disturbance.
The bus driver told officers the ordeal began as the girl was told to stop eating candy on the bus.
The sheriff’s office said the girl jumped off the bus after spitting and cursing at the driver and allegedly threatening to hit other children.
The girl will not be identified due to her age.
She then began throwing pieces of asphalt at the bus, hitting the windshield next to the driver.
As the deputy approached, he saw the girl throwing the asphalt while shouting at the driver: ‘Shut the f*ck up! I will f*cking kill you!’
Authorities said the girl walked away when she saw the deputy.
But when she realized the deputy was following her, she picked up a metal chair in a nearby yard and threw it at him.
As the deputy informed her that she was under arrest, the girl resisted by wildly kicking and trying to push him.
The girl, who tried to bite the officer as she was taken into custody, was booked into the Lee County Jail.
She has been charged with battery on a school employee and a law enforcement office, as well as throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle and resisting arrest.