Woman arrested after bleach attack outside New Orleans store
(WDSU.COM) NEW ORLEANS, La. – New Orleans Police arrested a 55-year-old woman who allegedly doused two 15 and 17-year-old girls with bleach Monday morning.
The incident was captured on video surveillance occurred about 8 am. outside the Quick Stop gas station at the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Candelabra Street.
Deanna Rudison is accused of throwing the bleach on the two teens, both students at nearby Cohen College Prep High School, because she was upset they cut in front of her in line.
“I was surprised, yes,” said Steven Chang, the owner of the store.
Chang said Rudison, who he called a regular at his store, bought two bottles of bleach before the argument.
“(She) seems nice, but why would she do that?” Chang said.
Customers coming in and out of the busy corner store Monday night were shocked by the news.
“She had no reason to go throw no bleach on nobody. That was just terrible. That’s flat-out crazy,” one woman said.
Police said Rudison’s 27-year-old son, Jonathan Rudison, was also involved, alleging he threw one of the teens to the ground, breaking her arm before both Rudisons left the scene.
According to police Deanna Rudison later turned herself into authorities, but her son has not come forward. He is being called a person of interest in the case.
Both girls were treated at a local hospital and released.