PORT RICHEY — Two teenaged sisters threatened their mother Sunday by ripping out the phone cord so she couldn't call for help as they attempted to kick in her bedroom door, authorities said.
The girls, ages 16 and 13, also poured bleach underneath the door, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. They did this, the younger girl told deputies, because they thought their mother was being mean.
The Times is not naming the family because the girls are juveniles.
The mother, age 45, called law enforcement earlier that day for help with her daughters. A deputy responded and calmed the girls, authorities said. But after leaving, the girls wanted retribution and ripped out the phone cord so their mother couldn't call again, the sheriff's report said. Their mother was able to escape and run to an elderly neighbor's home for help, the report states.
Deputies determined the 16-year-old was the one who ripped the phone cord out of the wall. She was arrested and charged with tampering with a witness, which is a felony. Her arrest report says she is a student in the GED program at Fivay High School.
When deputies returned to the home, "we found both girls laughing and saying, 'The po po can't do nothing to us,' " the report states.