Ohio woman burned by coffee in break room spat

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Ohio woman burned by coffee in break room spat

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Coffee was at the center of a dispute between two Ohio women.

An Ohio woman suffered “significant burns” when another woman threw a cup of hot coffee on her in a break room at the YWCA, according to a Dayton Police report. 

Officers and a medic were dispatched to the YWCA in Dayton at 5:25 p.m. Thursday on a report of an aggravated assault. 

The two women involved in the altercation are residents at the YWCA, police said. The injured woman, 55, told police she was in the break room speaking with another person about a woman who was also in the break room heating up a cup of coffee in the microwave. 

The victim told police the woman didn't appreciate what was being said about her, and when the coffee was done in the microwave, the woman removed it and threw the cup of hot coffee on her, then returned to her room. 

According to the Dayton Police report, the victim had visible severe blistering on her skin from the shoulder down to her left arm and elbow. The skin was peeling off, according to the officer, and he noticed significant burn injuries. 

The injured woman refused to go to the hospital.

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