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Ventura Woman Sprays Neighbor Kids With Roach Killer
An argument between neighbors ended with a woman arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and assault with a caustic chemical after she sprayed kids playing outside their Ventura home with roach killer.
52-year-old Jeanette Rohde allegedly got into a fight with another neighbor as Maria Elena Pacheco's five children played in a nearby yard, according to CBS2. The argument grew, as Rohde engaged Pacheco and yet another neighbor in the spat.
Pacheco's 12-year-old daughter Cristal explains what happened next: "[Rohde] said 'There's some some cockroaches here, so I'm going to spray some of this spray,' but she meant us. And she put some on our legs." Cristal says Rohde then raised the can to the child's face, and while she put her hands up to block the spray, her left cheek was still hit with chemical.
Rohde fled the scene and tried to hide, but authorities located her and took her into custody. She is being held on $50,000 bail.
Cristal Pacheco, who sustained minor injuries to her face, summarizes Rohde's un-neighborly attitude: "She has to be nicer to people."
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