(WDIV) What began as an afternoon of fun ended with Daeja Franklin in the back of an ambulance.
The 10-year-old Taylor, Michigan girl says she was approached by three teenage boys. One of them had what is known as "the works bomb," a plastic bottle filled with a dangerous mix of household cleaning products.
"For a minute I thought I was going to die," said young Daeja. "They said, 'Throw it at the black girl.'"
She says one of the teens threw the concoction at her. It exploded when she tried to kick it away.
"When I started crying, they ran off laughing," she said.
Her mother says Daeja was covered in the mess of chemicals.
"It was just all over her clothes. The smell was terrible. It was a very foul odor," said Lashawnda Franklin.