A woman was arrested after police said she threw a cup of bleach in a woman’s face during a purse robbery.
The incident was reported Thursday outside a Publix in Winter Park.
Police said Stacie McCullough walked up to the 68-year-old victim and asked for directions.
When the woman said she didn’t know, McCullough tossed a cup of yellow liquid in her face and snatched her purse, according to police.
McCullough was also armed with a knife, police said.
“It surprised me someone would do that anywhere, so that person is not in their right mental state to do that to another human being,” said a Publix customer, who did not want to be identified.
A good Samaritan confronted McCullough and got the victim’s purse back.
Witnesses followed McCullough, and police arrested her a short time later.
McCullough claimed that the victim attacked her and told police that she suffers from bipolar disorder.
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