2019 has scarcely begun, but Florida Woman is already making multiple headlines.
This time, a woman in Florida has been arrested after she flew into a rage and attacked her elderly parents.
See, she had wanted to go to Outback Steakhouse — and they had said “no.”
28-year-old Deana Seltzer lives with her parents in Lake Worth, Florida.
Last week, she apparently wanted to go to Outback Steakhouse, a franchise restaurant.
(The franchise is so common that we covered a story about an Outback server in Florida just last year in this same county)
Her elderly parents, Vadim Seltzer and Lydumila Seltzer, reportedly told her that they were not going to that establishment.
Deana did not handle the disappointment well.
Instead, she allegedly violently attacked both of her parents.
According to authorities, Deana “became enraged” when her mother turned down her request.
She allegedly struck her mother with her closed fist, striking her mother’s torso.
Deana is said to have scretched her father in multiple places during her furious assault.
Vadim called 9-1-1 after Deana waved a 12-inch decorate knife in the air.
“I’m going to f–king kill you,” she reportedly threatened.
Her parents have been described as frail and elderly, but Vadim was able to separate the knife from his daughter before things escalated further.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says that when they arrived on the scene, Deana surrendered peacefully.
That, at least, is good.
She had apparently done damage to more than just her parents.
Apparently she did a lot of damage to furniture.
Officers describe seeing a “large glass dining room table flipped over and broken glass scattered throughout the dining area.”
Deana Seltzer is charged with battery, battery of a person 65 or older, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A common milestone for adulthood is realizing that you can make choices.
You can choose what to buy at the grocery store, where you go out to eat, and what to eat for dinner.
There’s even the moment when you’re with family and can finally answer that “do you have McDonald’s money?” or its equivalent with yes, mom, I do.
Some people, because of disabilities or the nightmarish economic reality that is the 21st century, do not get to make those choices.
It is very understanding that an adult still dependent upon the whims of their parent would be frustrated at a lack of choices.
But violence is not the answer. Ever.
And, let’s be real, even if it were appropriate to respond to a “no” with violence, it wouldn’t be over Outback Steakhouse.
There’s more to life than a Blooming Onion.