Police: Woman angry over 'nit-picking' hit boss with metal plate


A St. Paul woman is facing a felony charge after police say she hit her boss in the face with a metal plate because he said she may lose her job.

Waasohn Senite Dorliae, 25, was charged in Dakota County with second-degree assault – a felony – after police say she hit her boss in the head and face with a metal plate at least five times, the criminal complaint says.

According to the complaint:

Mendota Heights police responded to Applied Coating on Oct. 30 and found that Dorliae had hit her boss in the face and head five times with a 1-pound, 8-by-10-inch piece of metal because she was angry he had reprimanded her for being late to work and told her she'd most likely not have a job the next day.

Once her boss fell to the ground, Dorliea walked away with the metal, then turned around and threw it at him, hitting him in the knee.

The victim suffered multiple cuts on his face, chin and the back of his head.

In an interview with police, Dorliae said she was being discriminated against because her boss was "nit-picking" on her. And although her boss didn't do anything physical, she felt she "needed to resort to violence."

She admitted to police that she used her "full force" to hit the victim in the head with the metal.

If convicted, she faces a maximum seven years in prison and/or $14,000 fine, according to state law.

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