SANTA CRUZ - A 31-year-old woman who pepper sprayed a mother and child in 2010 was placed on three years of probation and given credit for jail time served.

Samantha Rose Randazzo told Santa Cruz County Judge Ariadne Symons on Wednesday that she was sorry for what she had done and accepts responsibility.

Randazzo sprayed the mother and child on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz in December 2010. Police said at the time that the pair were petting a horse and Randazzo began yelling at the child. When the mother intervened, Randazzo sprayed them. Witnesses took the spray away from her, with assistance from Verizon store employees.

Randazzo, who at the time of the incident lived in Boulder Creek, said she will be going to live with her mother in Tahoe. Symons said that she must obey all of her mother's rules while under her roof.

Randazzo told Symons she is on new medications that have her feeling far better and that she is willing to comply with all of the terms of her probation, including continuing to cooperate with mental health services in Santa Cruz County and El Dorado County.

Randazzo quietly thanked Symons for releasing her from custody and promised to stay out of trouble.