Death by Legume

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good “Seriously Florida, WTF?” but Miss Lindsay emails a placeholder from Cincinnati that’s equally absurd:

Assault with a deadly peanut?
She’s also accused of damaging car

By Lori Kurtzman

Police say it’s a case of assault with a deadly peanut.

Robyn Lee, 23, of Corryville, was charged with aggravated assault after being accused of trying to cram a peanut in the mouth of her allergic neighbor Saturday evening. Lee appeared in court Monday on the peanut charge and a related criminal damaging charge.

According to police and court records, Lee was riding in a car with a neighbor, Shenna Ferguson, just after 6 p.m., when she allegedly tried to put the peanut in Ferguson’s mouth.

“I told her to stop because I was very (allergic) to peanuts,” Ferguson wrote in an affidavit. “She laughed.”

The women headed to the Tri-County Mall in Springdale, where Lee continued to taunt her, Ferguson said.

“She told me don’t forget about the peanuts,” Ferguson wrote. “Once she said that I shut up.”

Lee allegedly threw peanuts at Ferguson when the women reached the mall. Ferguson went inside, then returned to her car to fetch an ATM card. She noticed Lee was stooped near Ferguson’s gold Chrysler, “messing with my tires.”

The windshield wipers were torn off, the car was keyed and the tires were deflated, Ferguson wrote.

A judge set Lee’s bond at $5,000 and ordered her to stay away from Ferguson. There were no indications that Ferguson had suffered an allergic reaction after the alleged peanut attack.

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