Sunnyvale woman may face criminal charges for spraying water on a young boy for playing his music too loud, according to KTVU.
What We Know:
- Elijah Harris told KTVU as he was walking home from school a white woman asked him to turn down the music he was playing from a Bluetooth speaker, and he complied. The 13-year-old claims as he made his way past the woman’s home, she began to spray him with a water hose.
- The day before the incident he took his usual path from school and passed her home to only see her eyeing him and began to film him but no words were exchanged.
- When the woman sprayed Elijah, he stated, “First I was in shock and didn’t know why at first. I just brought out my phone and started filming it.” He called 911 and soon after he called his mother.
- In the video, he appears to be calm and pleasant.”The reason why I was so cool in that video, I was so not overheated. I know that if I did anything, I would be perceived as the threat instead of the victim,” said Elijah. Danielle Harris stated that she wanted to share their story so others are aware of this woman’s behavior.
- Elijah and his mother filed a report with the Sunnyvale Police Department following the incident. They are currently waiting for the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office to review the report and announce whether the woman will be charged.
- He said he plans to continue to walk that route but said he won’t be using the Bluetooth speaker to amplify the music. Instead, he’ll use earbuds. KTVU crew went out to ask the woman who sprayed the water questions but she declined to answer.
- Sunnyvale’s Police Department suggested that the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office charge her with a misdemeanor battery.
Elijah’s mother is happy that she will be held accountable for her actions. She stated, “I would like for an example to be set that you can’t do this to kids. You can’t do this to people period.”