Emerson, NJ — The happy lookin’ lady to the left is 58-year-old Dr. Sylvia Lee. She’s being featured today for allegedly jabbing her 13-year-old adopted daughter with a screwdriver nearly 100 times because the kid failed to wash her dog’s clothes properly.
In what authorities are calling a “planned attack,” the crazy lady apparently armed herself with a flathead screwdriver on July 3 and commenced to pokin’ on the kid. The kid ran and called police from a former caretaker’s home.
When police arrived, the teen was found to be sportin’ numerous scrapes, bruises and puncture wounds on different parts of her body, including her butt and legs. Lee apparently jabbed the kid through her clothing, so while there was some broken skin and a little bleeding, none of the injuries were serious enough to require hospitalization.
Lee was arrested on the spot and hauled into the cop shop where she admitted to the bizarre attack. She told police she got all poky because the girl failed to wash the “doggie clothes” and a “doggie towel” in the correct order. Lee reportedly went on to say that she planned the assault, further stating that she jabbed herself with the screwdriver the day before in an attempt to determine the extent of injury it would cause. *insert Looney Tunes opening theme here*
Lee admitted she has a problem and told police she has hit the girl in the past, including just days before when the girl brought her masking tape when she specifically asked for Scotch tape.
Lee, an allergist who used to practice at The Center for Asthma and Allergy in Old Bridge, now faces a license suspension and felony charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. She has since been released from jail on $200,000 bail. The teen was placed with another family.Tags: assault and battery, Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Dr. Sylvia Lee, New Jersey, screwdriver