Woman Sprayed Weed Killer In Child’s Face
Suspect, 60, was in series of "neighborhood disputes"
JUNE 27--A 60-year-old California woman who has been involved in a series of “neighborhood disputes” is jailed on three felony charges after allegedly spraying a “poisonous weed killer” in the face and eyes of a seven-year-old who lives in the same condominium complex.
Julie Rodenhuis was arrested Wednesday evening after cops were dispatched to the development to investigate a reported assault on a child.
According to police in Grover Beach, a coastal community 90 miles north of Santa Barbara, Rodenhuis sprayed the pesticide on the child, who was immediately treated by family members. The victim was subsequently treated by emergency service personnel at the scene and then transported to a local hospital, from which the child was later released.
While police are continuing to investigate the incident, Commander John Peters told TSG that Rodenhuis “has been involved in several neighborhood disputes in the past and this appears to be a continuation.”
Seen in the above mug shot, Rodenhuis was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious injury, and child endangerment. Rodenhuis was booked into the San Luis Obispo County jail, where she is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. (1 page)