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Mother and Son Pepper-Sprayed After Interrupting Home Robbery
A robber pepper-sprayed a mother and her son after they came home to find him burglarizing their house in Corona, reports KTLA.
The incident happened earlier this month when Karima Deadrick and her 12-year-old son Darnell walked into their home and saw a man upstairs. He allegedly pepper-sprayed Darnell and yelled at the pair to "Get out of here!", then sprayed Karima as well.
Witnesses saw a second man run from the garage as the first man fled the scene as well.
Police believe that the incident was random, and that the family wasn't deliberately targeted. Meanwhile, Deadrick and her son were not injured, but are still recovering from the horrifying experience.
"I wouldn't wish this on anyone," Deadrick KTLA. "It's terrorizing. It really is."