Spraying someone with a squirt gun used to be either a fun activity or a nuisance, depending on the mood of the person being sprayed. Now it’s a punishable criminal offense.
A 19-year-old Florida woman was recently arrested and charged with battery in attack that involved an otherwise harmless water gun toy. The woman, Giovanni Borge, was arrested at her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida “for squirting water on (her boyfriend) to antagonize and agitate him against his wishes,” according to WPTV and the affidavit issued in her arrest. Police were initially called to the scene to investigate reports of domestic violence.
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Borge’s use of the squirt gun was not intended for fun and games. She and her boyfriend were allegedly involved in an argument when her boyfriend “said something to her she did not like.” She then grabbed a squirt gun and began spraying her boyfriend with water, who responded by “dump[ing] a container of water on her and hit[ting] her with a pillow.” While these actions may seem innocuous, they were reportedly carried out with ill intentions, and the physical altercation eventually escalated with “mutual shoving” occurring. Borge allegedly ended up in the bath tub, and continued spraying her boyfriend with water when he attempted to enter the bathroom.
There were three witnesses in the apartment that claimed Borge attacked her boyfriend unprovoked, and there was obviously an issue of domestic dispute involved in the issue. The three witnesses all claim that they did not hear whether or not Borge’s boyfriend said something to iniate the fight, or if Borge attacked him for her an unknown reason.