Woman accused of threatening to spit HIV blood in nurse's eyes

Woman threatens to spit HIV blood on nurse
Posted at 12:22 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 07:20:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman accused of threatening to spit "HIV blood" in a nurse's eyes was arrested on an assault charge Wednesday. 

Latisha Michelle Bonds Derico was booked into the Leon County Jail on Tuesday. 

Derico made the threat at the Southern Center for Infectious Disease at 2009 Miccosukee Rd. on Sept. 6, 2017, according to a probable cause document.

The manager of the center called the police, who came to the scene, but by then Derico, whose maiden name is Bonds, had left and was scheduled to return at 3 p.m. but did not.

Derico, a new patient for the center, had shown up for a 1:45 a.m. appointment for her son at 12:30 p.m. and became upset when the business was unable to accommodate her needs for an earlier time for service. 

The staff said that when Derico was asked if she wanted a later appointment time that Derico shouted at her and said she would spit HIV blood on her. 

The victim, the nurse, said she had no knowledge of Derico's being HIV positive but considered the threat real. Derico, according to the affidavit, also threatened to beat up the nurse if Derico saw her away from the business.

On Tuesday, Derico was arrested on a warrant for simple assault/threat to do violence. She has since bonded out of jail. 

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