Police say a 41-year-old Mountain View woman was injured when her neighbor and his friend hit her in the stomach with an unripe lemon.
According to police spokesperson Liz Wylie, the suspects — Casey Olson, 18, and his 17-year-old companion — were throwing hard, unripe lemons at the victim's house on Starr Way when she stepped outside and was struck by one of the fruits just after midnight on Nov. 26.
The victim had some welts and bruises where the lemon hit her, Wylie said, and the incident has been classified as assault with a deadly weapon.
"A deadly weapon can be anything," Wylie said, adding that the projectile weighed more than a baseball.
Police arrested both suspects that night. Olson, who lives across the street from the victim, and his friend were charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The 17-year-old, also a Mountain View resident, additionally was charged with violating probation, Wylie said.