Florida woman uses infant to pummel boyfriend on Daytona Beach

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — An 18-year-old woman has been arrested after police in Florida say she used her infant son to batter her boyfriend.

Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Captain Tammy Marris tells local news outlets the 6-month-old boy was taken to a hospital Monday afternoon where he was reportedly doing OK.

Officers responded shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday to a beach in Daytona Beach. Marris says responders found Tatyana Allen had battered her boyfriend, also the baby’s father, with the child.

Allen initially called 911 and claimed her boyfriend was the one abusing her, but had difficulty identifying where she was at the time, and could be heard asking strangers where she was on the beach.

Officers arrested Allen on charges of battery and infliction of physical/mental injury on a child. She was being held Monday night without bail. It’s unclear whether Allen has an attorney.

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