New Orleans police arrested a woman for a bleach attack on two teenage girls at a gas station Uptown on Monday morning that the NOPD said started with a simple dispute over cutting in line.
Police arrested 55-year-old Deanna Rudison for dousing two girls, 15 and 18, with bleach at around 7:40 a.m. Rudison allegedly became enraged when she believed the two had skipped ahead of her in line at the Quick Stop Service Station on Carondelet Street near Louisiana Avenue.
After the two walked outside the store, Officer Frank Robertson said, Rudison approached the pair with two open bottles of bleach and splashed them in the face. Then a man arrived on the scene — police identified him as Rudison’s son, Jonathan Rudison, 27 — and threw the 18-year-old to the ground, breaking her arm.
Both Rudisons fled the area, police said, but the mother later turned herself in at the 6th District police station. She was booked on two counts of aggravated battery. Police consider Jonathan Rudison a person of interest in the case, and continue their investigation.