Monday, September 6, 2010

Copycat Acid Attack after Bethany Storro Burned by Acid?

Bethany Storro's acid attack was a heinous crime. Luckily, Storro, 28, was not blinded by the acid that was thrown in her face by an unknown African-American woman in her 20's. Why not? She had just purchased a pair of sunglasses hours before the attack - and her family and friends note that she never wears sunglasses. 

Storro believes that the hand of God is on her.  She is trying to remain positive, but would like to ask her attacker what inspired them to do the attack.

Believe it or not, there was a second similar attack in Mesa, Arizona.  Derri Velarde, a 41 year old mother of five was getting in her car when a woman splashed what she thought was water in her face.

Her face and arms sustained burns.

Experts say that these crimes are hatred to the highest degree.  Acid attacks are more popular in the Middle East, but it's usually a man-against-woman crime.  Men will throw acid in the face of female relatives if they feel they have been embarrassed by them. 

Both the recent attacks were women throwing acid on women. 

Let's just hope that this doesn't start happening everywhere.


  1. Of all things, you have ads for how to buy ACID on the same page as this story? How tasteless and irresponsible.

  2. Do these two attacks in such close proximity hint at a new trend forming, and could these kinds of attacks with acid become more common in the future?

  3. I am so sorry. I have no control over what ads show up, they are placed by Google via the auction...I have no way to preview my ads before the appear, and no way to turn them off on one post alone. I am again very sorry.


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