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Deputies: Florida teen threatens grandfather with knife after being denied tomatoes

Katie Gates, 19, is accused of throwing a water bottle at her grandfather and chasing him out of the house with knife.

CALLAHAN, Fla. — A teenager who got mad because she was denied extra food is now facing assault charges against her grandparents, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.

Katie Gates, 19, lives with her grandparents in Callahan. On Sept. 12 while having dinner, Gates got mad at them because they wouldn't let her have more tomatoes with her meal, according to an arrest report.

The grandmother said her granddaughter "threw a fit" and threw a water bottle at her grandfather. The woman said Gates grabbed a knife and started to chase her grandfather out of the house saying, "I'll stab you in your (expletive) face."

No one was hurt.

Gates is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery on a victim over the age of 65.

She was released from jail on $18,000 bond.

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