DOCUMENT: Florida, Stupid

Aged Karen Busted After Water Use Beef

Police: Retiree, 80, battered man, 72

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Water Karen

After departing her home on Peaceful Lane, Sandra Rodgers argued with the victim over his water usage, investigators report.

MAY 22--Angry about the amount of water her 72-year-old neighbor was using to clean his motorcycle, an 80-year-old Florida woman allegedly spit on the man and yanked on his beard, according to cops who arrested the octogenarian on a felony battery charge.

Investigators say that Sandra Rogers was in her apartment Friday afternoon when she spotted John Faraone scrubbing his wheels. Rogers lives on Peaceful Lane in the 55-and-over Palm Lake Village community in Dunedin, a city west of Tampa on the Gulf Coast.

According to a criminal complaint, Rogers, who is retired, walked over to Faraone’s nearby residence and “engaged in a verbal argument regarding his water usage.” Rogers used her “black flip phone” to take photos of the “wet spots” on the roadway so that she could “report the victim” to the complex’s management.

During the squabble, the 5’ 3” Rogers allegedly spit on Faraone and “used her right hand and pulled on the victim’s beard.” A neighbor who witnessed the confrontation told cops that Rogers was the “primary aggressor.”

Rogers was collared Monday evening and charged with a third degree felony since the victim of the alleged battery is over 65.

Pictured above, Rogers spent a day in jail before she was freed Tuesday night on $100 bond. A judge has ordered her to have no contact with Faraone. (1 page)