NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Staten Island teenager has been charged with assault following an unusual attack involving homemade pepper spray.
‘The “Pepper Spray Princess,” as dubbed by the NYPD, allegedly fired her homemade concoction at the bus stop Wednesday morning, a few blocks from New Dorp High School.
Police said 16-year-old Princess Hall threw a spray bottle with pepper spray in it at a female classmate’s eyes.
Abdal Hasan told CBS 2’s Emily Smith he saw the whole thing.
“She was cursing at everybody and these two people they were breaking it up because she sprayed it into her eyes,” Hasan said.
“I think that it hurt her pretty bad and it must’ve been embarrassing,” another student said.
According to the police report, Hall said, “I mixed it up at home. I put in jalapeno peppers and some other peppers in water. I wore gloves so I wouldn’t get it on my hands. I took it and threw it in her face.”
That’s right, the girl used jalapeno peppers – and it apparently worked. Authorities said the victim was taken to Staten Island University Hospital to have her eyes flushed with water before being released.
Area residents were stunned when told of the unorthodox attack.
“I never heard of pepper spray made out of jalapenos,” one person said.
CBS 2’s Smith tried to reach Hall and her parents at their apartment on Steuben Street on Friday, but nobody seemed to be home.
It isn’t clear what prompted the alleged attack, but it landed the teen in police custody, charged with assault and harassment.
Court records show the alleged “pepper spray princess” received a summons in May for disorderly conduct stemming from another fight.
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