A Florida teen girl allegedly attacked her own elderly grandparents, even chasing her grandfather with a knife, after she felt she didn’t get enough tomatoes to eat.
While attending a family dinner in a home in Callahan, Katie Jade Gates, 19, allegedly felt that her supper plate was a bit skimpy on the tomatoes.
Gates’ grandmother later told police that the teen “became angry because she wanted to eat more than her fair share of tomatoes at the dinner table” and “began to throw a fit because she couldn’t have more tomatoes” according to an arrest report written by the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, obtained by Oxygen.com
As a result, Gates allegedly turned violent and threw a water bottle at her grandfather and a pack of cigarettes at her 73-year-old relative, who was struck in the eye.
When the grandfather confronted the teen about her behavior, the situation escalated further, the report claims.
A “further enraged” Gates allegedly grabbed a knife, which she waved at her grandpa before chasing him with it.
“Motherf--ker, I’ll stab you in your f--king face,” she told her relative as she chased him out of the house and "began to poke the knife towards his face, nearly striking him in the face with the knife," according to the arrest report.
Witnesses claimed the teen “continued to underhand poke and overhand strike at him with the knife in her hand while yelling obscenities.”
Gates admitted to throwing a cigarette pack and to picking up a knife, but denied trying to actively use the weapon on her grandfather, police say.
Gates has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery on a victim over the age of 65, both felony charges, according to online jail records. She appeared to be all smiles as she wore a tomato-colored shirt, which seems to be jail garbs, in her mugshot.
She was released out of jail on a $18,000 bond.
It’s not clear if Gates has an attorney that can speak on her behalf at this time.
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