Some siblings just don’t like sharing and it seems that a Wesley Chapel woman and her teenage sister are no exception, even if it is over a piece of bread.
On November 28, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) Deputy Andrew Daniels arrived at the Wesley Chapel home of Maria Acevedo, 21, at 30300 Hatz Way, where he had been dispatched after several calls to 911 from Acevedo’s home phone. According to a PCSO report, Acevedo got very upset when she found out that her 16-year-old sister was using her bread to make toast.
Acevedo’s other sister, a 13-year-old who also lives at the home, told deputies that the 16-year-old remained calm and apologized for taking some of the bread, but Acevedo got more upset and allegedly attacked her sister with a six-inch cooking pot.
During the fight, the two girls fell to the floor, where Acevedo slammed her sister’s head into the ground after delivering two blows with the metal pot.
After some hair pulling, the 13-year-old was able to separate her two sisters long enough for the 16-year-old to escape to her bedroom. The PCSO report says that Acevedo followed her, kicking and screaming at the door before grabbing a knife and slamming it against the door. The 16-year-old pushed her bed up against the door to stop her irate sister from getting in. She also logged on to Facebook.com to send an instant message to her cousin to say she needed help.
By the time Dep. Daniels arrived, Acevedo had already calmed down and returned to her own room. The 16-year-old girl suffered some minor injuries from the attack, which included a bump on her head and a cut on her right shoulder.
Acevedo was arrested and charged with one count of domestic battery and taken to the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center, where she stayed for one night. It is typical for first-time domestic battery offenders to be released after 24-hours without having to post bond, says PCSO public information officer Kevin Doll.
Acevedo’s nine-month-old son was put in the custody of his grandmother (Acevedo’s mother), who arrived at the home shortly after the altercation.