Only A Blackgirl.
Fort Pierce woman charged in burning of brother with curling iron
FORT PIERCE — An 18-year-old woman accused of burning her younger brother with a curling iron after denying his request to take a shower faces a felony child abuse charge, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
The 14-year-old victim told St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies that he walked in the bathroom late Sunday night and asked his sister, Zabrik Z. Byrd, if he could take a shower. Byrd, of the 3200 block of West Lake Drive, denied the request and locked the door.
The brother then opened the door with a knife and Byrd allegedly “used a curling iron and burned him on the chest and began punching him in the head,” the affidavit states.
Investigators saw a burn mark on Byrd’s brother’s chest and a cut on the bridge of his nose.
Byrd refused to speak with investigators and was arrested on a child abuse charge.
Thembi Says: I have a younger brother and we have gotten into it over the bathroom a few times; the very concept is as old as time or at least as old as J.J. and Thelma. We’ve both incurred a few injuries and I have never let him live down a certain incident involving a Q-Tip and my left eardrum particularly because I know he didn’t do it on purpose. We just aren’t that dysfunctional and it pains me that some siblings are. But what I find most disturbing about this news item is that only a blackgirl could end up being charged for mess like this. That and, judging by this photo, she never did get that curling iron poppin’ on her lil’ wrap. This really is why we don’t have nothin’ y’all. P.S. – Florida of course.