I think we might have bigger problems than simple tomatos here.
Gates’s grandmother told police that the teenager “began to throw a fit because she couldn’t have more tomatoes at the dinner table.” Gates allegedly threw a water bottle at her grandfather and a pack of cigarettes at a 73-year-old female relative (who was struck in the eye by the airborne tobacco).
When confronted about her behavior by her grandfather, Gates allegedly grabbed a knife and began threatening him with it. “Motherfucker, I’ll stab you in your fucking face,” she said, according to a Nassau County Sheriff’s Office report. Gates, witnesses told cops, chased her grandfather with the knife and poked the weapon at his face.
During a chat with police, Katie Jade Gates, 19, admitted to throwing the cigarettes and to grabbing a knife and going after grandpa, but not to trying to stab him with it for realsies.
She was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery on a victim over the age of 65, both felonies.