An abusive woman has taken the phrase “wash your mouth out” to a disturbing level. Orange County, Fla., police are searching for a woman who was caught on tape abusing a child at a car wash, MyFOXOrlando reported.
The tape shows a woman getting out of a white Hyundai Elantra and putting money into a pressure washer. Another woman is seen bringing a girl out of the car. As the child tries to get away, one of the women sprays her with the high-pressure hose.
Car wash manager Marlene Diaz told MyFOXOrlando that she called authorities immediately upon seeing what was happening on surveillance video. When she ran out to help the child the car had already left.
"It stings, it burns,” Diaz told MyFOXOrlando of the hose, which was on high power. “I've heard stories where this type of pressure, it forms like a rug burn and can actually take off the top layer of the skin."
Diaz also told MyFOXOrlando that she heard the woman yelling at the child in Spanish.
"You're not gonna disrespect me, don't worry I'm not gonna hit you. I'm just gonna get you with cold water, you're gonna learn to respect me. You're not gonna treat me bad," Diaz allegedly heard the woman say.
Police say the suspect sprayed water on the child's legs, chest and face. The suspects changed the girl’s clothes before driving off. Police believe the girl is 3 to 6 years old.