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Bleach, glass bottle thrown at neighbors -- including baby -- during parking spot dispute

PITTSBURGH — A woman is facing charges after she threw a bucket of bleach and a glass bottle at her neighbors, including a 1-year-old, in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood, police said.

According to a criminal complaint, 18-year-old Kira Jackson was involved in a neighbor dispute that had been going on for about five hours when police responded to Atmore Street.

The victims told Channel 11's Mike Holden the dispute was over a parking spot.

Victim Ebony Archie quoted Jackson saying, "You're not allowed to park here! Get the F*** out of my parking spot. The landlord said you're not allowed to park here, but it's a free country!"


A witness told police she was on a porch when she saw Jackson throw the bucket of bleach and the glass bottle from a second-floor window of a home.

The bleach and bottle were thrown at a woman, a 1-year-old, a young man and a 14-year-old boy, the complaint said.

No one was injured in the incident, but bleach splashed onto some of their clothing, police said.

Archie is glad the baby, her grandson, wasn’t hurt.

“If that bleach would’ve gotten on him and went into his eyes, it would’ve been over because bleach is no joke,” Archie said.

Police arrested Jackson moments after the incident.

But Jackson's mother Stormy Coulter said there is another side of the story.

"There was nothing like that. I am allergic to bleach. I don't have bleach in my house. I use Pinesol. So therefore, that's a set up right there," Coulter said.

Coulter say the neighbors have been problematic for a long time.

She said her daughter was framed and that their upstairs window can't even open properly.

"That's not Kira, and I know because I've raised my kids to be better than that. Kira's a straight A student," Coulter said.

Jackson was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. She is charged with several counts of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.