A schoolgirl prank gone gruesomely wrong left an 11-year-old Bronx girl hospitalized with severe facial burns — and her rage-filled mom bent on revenge.
Relatives of hospitalized Jamoneisha Merritt called Thursday for arrests in the scalding of the girl at her friend’s Bronx apartment.
The victim’s mother Ebony Merritt appeared outside the home of Shernett Panton and her 12-year-old daughter Aniya Grant Stuart, spewing obscenities and threats.
“I’m going to cut your face, you f—ing b—h!” Merritt screamed at Panton. “I’m going to burn your f—ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!”
The burned girl’s mother allegedly choked Aniya over the Monday morning incident and punched her 14-year-old big sister Shawna in the face, according to the Panton family.
“Now I’m getting text messages from her nieces or maybe her cousins,” Shawna said. “It makes me feel scared.”
The indignant parent, in her rant earlier in the day, made it clear that she blamed Panton for the burning.
“You wanted her to burn so she’d look like an ugly b—h like you,” Merritt screamed.
Police made no arrests in the scalding. Panton denied allegations that her daughters were guilty of bullying Jamoneisha.
According to Panton, the dousing of Jamoneisha with boiling water was part of a battle of pranks gone horribly wrong between the two young friends.