A Florida woman has been arrested after throwing hot water onto an animal enforcement officer.
On Thursday, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Officer (AEO) Hunter Reuter responded to a residence in Palm Bay to check on the well-being of a dog that allegedly was not being properly cared for.
When AEO Reuter knocked on the door, the homeowner, Renise Amisial opened the door, ordered AEO Reuter to get off her property, and then slammed the door in her face, according to investigators.
The officer began to walk away from the front door, at which time Amisial re-opened the front door and threw hot water onto AEO Reuter’s back, causing her to receive burns to her back area.
AEO Reuters immediately called for Patrol Deputies to respond to the scene at which time BCSO Deputies and officers from the Palm Bay Police Department responded to assist.
City of Palm Bay police officers took over the investigation and Amisial was subsequently transported to the Brevard County Jail on a “No Bond” status for Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer.
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“Let me be very clear in saying that if you put your hands on one of my team or try to hurt them by any means, you are going to get exactly what you deserve, regardless if that is a trip to the hospital or a trip to jail,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“Folks there are a lot of things that frustrate me in this world, but one thing that makes my blood boil is for someone to try and hurt one of my team!! These brave men and women are out here every day working to keep our community safe and then some scumbag like this woman tries to permanently injure one of them!! Here is a simple rule…don’t put your hands on one of my Deputies or team members unless you are willing to suffer the consequences,” said Ivey.
Ivey added that AEO Reuter is expected to make a full recovery and a check on the dog at the suspect’s home, revealed that it was not in harm’s way.