A St. Petersburg woman, Barbie Rene Killop, has been charged with felony battery after throwing a bag of lettuce at a man during a fight the morning of Saturday, May 14th.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies said that Barbie Rene Killop, 51, went to a man’s house on San Fernando Boulevard in St. Petersburg around 2:37 a.m. on May 14th, and began yelling at him to get out of the house.
According to responding deputies, when the man proceeded to tell her to “Shut up,” Ms. Killop threw a bag of lettuce at him, hitting him in the chest.
An affidavit states that there were signs of the influence of alcohol in the early morning incident.
Ms. Killop has been charged with felony battery.
What Are the Penalties for Felony Battery?
A felony battery charge involves the touching or striking of someone against that person’s will that unintentionally causes bodily harm.
Felony battery charges also apply to a second offense battery charge, which is important to note in this case as, according to St. Petersburg deputies, Ms. Killop was previously convicted for battery in 2011.
Felony battery charges are punishable by up to five years in prison or $5,000 in fines.
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