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Central Florida Mother Arrested After Allowing Children to Shoot BB’s at Homeless Man

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Volusia County Sheriff's Office

A DeLand woman is facing charges after police say she allowed her three sons to shoot BBs at a homeless man.

Media outlets report 36-year-old Amina El-Zayat was arrested Sunday on aggravated battery, contributing to the delinquency of minors and child neglect charges.

A DeLand police report says El-Zayat was driving when her children shot BBs from two airsoft rifles at the man who was picking through garbage at a gas station.

The victim told police that the kids cursed him and fired, then later returned and did it again.

Police found the airsoft riles and BB pellets in El-Zayat's vehicle.

El-Zayat told police that she's been having trouble with transients rummaging through the trash at a nearby car wash her family owns.

It's unclear if she has an attorney.

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