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Palm Bay teen accused of stabbing best friend, another girl during street fight

Police: 6 girls agreed to fight in middle of road

PALM BAY, Fla. – A 17-year-old girl is accused of stabbing two girls, including her former best friend.

Threatening text messages shared between the two girls are what police said prompted a consensual brawl between a total of six teenage girls.

"They were best friends a day ago," Palm Bay police Lt. Mike Bandish said. "They had a falling out about words said about someone's mother. They brought their sisters with them and a couple other friends and all of a sudden we've got six girls."

During the fight, which took place on June 27, police said Nicole Rodriguez, 17, stabbed two of the girls. They said a third girl was pepper-sprayed.

"It was prearranged that the two girls wanted to fight," Bandish said. "It got out of hand."

Police said the fight happened in the middle of Underhill Avenue at 8 p.m.

Underhill is within walking distance of The Park at Palm Bay Apartments, where police said Rodriguez's father, Paul Ramos, lives.

News 6 requested an interview with Ramos at his apartment Wednesday. Instead, he slammed the door in the face of our crews.

Rodriguez is charged with two felony counts for the stabbing.

Police said the five other teens, most of them also under 18, are being charged with misdemeanors for agreeing to be involved the fight.

"This is two friends who had a falling out," Bandish said. "Someone pulled out a knife and instead of fighting, we had a girl stabbed."

Rodriguez is being held at the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center. Her trial in juvenile court is scheduled to begin July 21.


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