SAN ANTONIO – A woman reportedly hit an 11-year-old girl with the handle of a rake after getting her a glass of water from the sink, according to San Antonio police.
The incident happened on May 1 at a home in the 110 block of Gillette when 41-year-old Juanita Rodriguez pushed and hit an 11-year-old girl.
An affidavit stated that Rodriguez asked the girl for a glass of water while they were outside. The girl went into the house and while in the kitchen, she overheard two people talking. Not wanting to interfere, she filled a glass with water from the sink and not the cold water dispenser, according to the affidavit.
After Rodriguez drank from the glass, she asked the 11-year-old where the water came from because it didn’t taste good. The affidavit stated that once Rodriguez learned the water came from the sink, she called the little girl names.
The 11-year-old became upset as Rodriguez mocked and taunted her, according to the affidavit. When the girl said she would tell her mother, Rodriguez pushed the 11-year-old to the ground and causing her to hit the back of her head.
As she tried to grab Rodriguez’s leg, the woman then hit the girl twice on the back and once on the head with the wooden handle of a leaf rake, according to the affidavit.
The girl got up and told her mother what happened. The victim’s mother then reported the incident to the police. The 11-year-old sustained multiple injuries including bruising to her upper back shoulder, lower back and bruising on her head, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit stated Rodriguez admitted that she struck the girl and when asked why she did it, she said: “Because I wanted to!”
Rodriguez was charged with bodily injury to a child.