Berlin – Police in Germany have filed a complaint against a 72-year-old woman for allegedly attacking her neighbour with acid to end a long-standing dispute.
A criminal complaint for defamation and assault was filed against the woman, from the town of Tribsees in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Her alleged victim, a 53-year-old neighbour, was admitted to hospital for further examination.
Police said Monday that the 53-year-old was watching as her elderly neighbour flung a strong-smelling liquid over the fence into her garden.
When the 53-year-old approached the spot to take a closer look at the liquid she suffered an allergic reaction. Police suspect the substance to be butyric acid.
During questioning, the 72-year-old neighbour admitted to possessing butyric acid – but vowed that it was only used to control voles.