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Bloody Tampon Prompts Woman's Knife Assault

Texan, 35, erupted during beef over used product


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Used Tampon Assault

OCTOBER 10--Meet Yakia Lashonta Mays.

The Texas woman, 35, was arrested last night for aggravated assault after she grabbed a kitchen knife and charged at her mother, who had upbraided her for "leaving a bloody tampon on the bathroom counter top," cops allege.

Sandra Mays, 52, got into a verbal argument with her daughter inside their Dallas home late last night, according to a Dallas Police Department report. The "major disturbance" was triggered by the discarded tampon.

As the pair quarreled, Yakia (identified as "AP," for "arrested person") allegedly went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and "began charging" at her mother. "Bitch, I am going to kill you," Yakia announced.

Sandra Mays told cops that, fearing for her life, she ran to a back bedroom and locked the door. Sandra (identified as "comp," for "complainant") added that Yakia sought to break the door down. While doing this, she remaked, "Bitch, I am going to stab you in the middle of your fucking forehead."

When cops arrived at the duo's apartment, they observed that the bedroom door was "semi broken off the frame." They also recovered the kitchen knife from the nightstand in Yakia's bedroom.

Mays was arrested for felony aggravated assault and booked into a Dallas County jail, where she is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond.

A police check revealed that Mays has a "prior history of agg assault with a deadly weapon." In July 2006, she was sentenced to four years probation for an aggravated assault conviction, according to court records. (3 pages)