Cops: Woman Popped Pop Over Medical Pot

Suspect angry father would not share his stash

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Pop Pot Battery

JULY 24--A woman allegedly battered her father and attempted to grab his genitals during an argument over him “not sharing his medical marijuana with her,” Florida police report.

Cops allege that Dakota DiRienzo, 22, tangled with her father Luigi, 59, inside his residence at the Pelican Way mobile home park in Sebastian, a city just north of Vero Beach.

As detailed in an arrest affidavit, the younger DiRienzo reportedly told police that she and her father “were involved in an argument...due to him sharing his medical marijuana with his friends but not her.” During the confrontation, DiRienzo allegedly pulled her father to the ground, tearing his shirt.

Luigi’s girlfriend told cops that “Dakota attacked Luigi by pulling him down to the ground, and by attempting to grab his genitals.”

The 4’ 11” Dakota, who suffered scratch marks on her back during the incident, was arrested for misdemeanor battery. She was released from the county jail this afternoon on $1000 bond. DiRienzo, who is scheduled for arraignment on August 18, has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with her father.

DiRienzo, listed as a student in jail records, graduated high school and has attended community college outside New York City.

Pictured above, DiRienzo appears to be a pot enthusiast based on her social media accounts. Atop her Twitter page is a photo of a large marijuana bud, while one post includes a quote declaring, “I don’t smoke to party, or to just get high. I smoke because of the way I look at life when I’m high.” DiRienzo’s Instagram page, which is private, includes a link to an online petition calling for “changing the definition of hemp to allow up to 1% THC in the plant.” (2 pages)