• Woman accused of robbing, throwing bleach in woman's face in Publix parking lot

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    WINTER PARK, Fla. - A woman was arrested after police said she threw a cup of bleach in a woman’s face during a purse robbery.

    The incident was reported Thursday outside a Publix on North Orlando Avenue in Winter Park.

    Police said Stacie McCullough walked up to the 68-year-old victim and asked for directions.

    When the woman said she didn’t know, McCullough tossed a cup of yellow liquid in her face and snatched her purse, according to police.

    McCullough was also armed with a knife, police said.

    “It surprised me someone would do that anywhere, so that person is not in their right mental state to do that to another human being,” said a Publix customer, who did not want to be identified.

    A good Samaritan confronted McCullough and got the victim’s purse back.

    Witnesses followed McCullough, and police arrested her a short time later.

    McCullough claimed that the victim attacked her and told police that she suffers from bipolar disorder.

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