Amina El-Zayat, a 36-year-old business owner and mother of three, instructed her boys to handle a homeless man near her car wash in the only reasonable manner possible — by firing on him with BB guns. And no, El-Zayat did not simply mistake the homeless man for an alley cat rummaging through trash.
Travis Martin, El-Zayat’s 35-year-old alleged victim, told police that Martin drove behind him in a black SUV. He was digging through trash at a local gas station at the time. That’s when the youths began firing on him at El-Zayat’s instruction. Martin said El-Zayat’s sons “yelled, cursed and fired at him before later doing it again,” according to Fox8. The local affiliate adds that El-Zayat has been charged with aggravated battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child neglect.
It doesn’t appear Deland will be using El-Zayat’s methods to curb the city’s homelessness problem any time soon. Still, you’ve got to give the lady credit for innovative, think-outside-the-box thinking. Florida could use more of it, no?