Florida woman didn’t get enough tomatoes so she chased grandpa with a knife, deputies say

Florida woman didn’t get enough tomatoes so she chased grandpa with a knife, deputies say
Katie Jade Gates is accused of throwing a bottle of water when she couldn't have more tomatoes at dinnertime. When she missed, she allegedly hit her grandmother in the eye with a pack of cigarettes and chased her grandfather with a knife shouting expletives. (Source: Nassau County Sheriff's Office)

CALLAHAN, Fla. (Gray News) - Katie Jade Gates just wanted more tomatoes when she allegedly hurled a water bottle during dinnertime at her grandparents’ house.

When she didn’t hit anyone, deputies in Nassau County said the 19-year-old moved on to a pack of cigarettes. This time, she nailed her 79-year-old grandmother in the eye, the Miami Herald reported.

Her grandfather had seen enough. Deputies said he moved to regain control of the house and discipline his grandchild.

Gates, however, wasn’t having it.

Authorities said she picked up a knife and started chasing her grandpa. He ran to the door, went outside and kept running to safety.

As she chased him, Gates allegedly shouted, “Mother (expletive), I’ll stab you in your (expletive) face!"

Grandma called the sheriff’s office and they took Gates to jail. She faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery on a person over 65.

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