A Florida teen was arrested after she allegedly attacked her grandparents because they refused to give her extra tomatoes.
According to the New York Post, Katie Jade Gates,19, was having dinner with her grandparents on September 12 and asked for more tomatoes. Her grandmother explained to police officers that the teen became upset because “she wanted to eat more than her fair share of tomatoes at the dinner table”. The incident filed by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office reported that Gates started to become more disrespectful towards her grandparents and threw a water bottle at her grandfather then threw a cigarette pack in her great-grandmother’s face.
Gates’ grandfather tried to deescalate the situation but the teen grabbed a knife and started him around the home with it. While waving the knife she said, “Motherf—ker, I’ll stab you in your f—king face.”
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She chased her grandfather out of the home while continuing to threaten him with the weapon and police were contacted shortly after. During her arrest, Gates confessed to throwing the cigarette pack towards her grandmother and said she grabbed a knife during the argument but did not mention she tried to stab her grandfather with it.
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Gates faces two felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery on a victim over the age of 65. She was released on an $18,000 bond and was ordered by a judge not to have any contact with her relatives.
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