The water from Wawa was so hot that when it spilled on her, the 3-year-old girl looked like she’d be burned by chemical weapons, according to New Jersey attorney David Mazie.
That’s the chief complaint contained in a federal lawsuit filed this week on behalf of a Neptune couple who claim their daughter was seriously injured after a Wawa clerk spilled boiling water on her.
“She looked like she had been napalmed,” Mazie said Wednesday. “It was so bad that her skin fused to her clothing.”
Carl and Roya Konzman claim they were at the Neptune Wawa on April 25 buying food and two cups of hot water for tea, which they poured from a hot-water dispensing machine.
As they paid for the items, a store bagging clerk knocked over a water bottle, which in turn knocked over one of the cups of hot water, according to the complaint, filed Monday in U.S. District Court by Roseland attorneys Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman.
“The cup immediately burst, causing its top to come off and hot water to splash all over (the child’s) upper body, arms, and torso,” the lawsuit states.