Crime

Florida Man Arrested For Punching, Throwing Dog Poop At Pregnant Girlfriend

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Florida man was arrested Monday for allegedly throwing dog feces at his pregnant girlfriend and punching her in the head multiple times.

Daniel Redding, 25, of Ocala, was charged with aggravated battery.

He reportedly became upset when his girlfriend’s dog defecated on the floor of her car, according to the Marion County sheriff’s office. He threw the feces at the 7-months-pregnant woman while she was driving, then punched her repeatedly in the head.

The woman told Deputy William Blair II that she hit Redding back in self-defense.

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Redding allegedly grabbed the steering wheel, jerking it back and forth, and that’s when, the woman says, she stopped the car in the middle of the street.

Redding got out and left. Authorities later found him at the Westwood Mobile Home Park. He denied hitting his girlfriend and said she punched him.

He was booked into Marion County jail.

The Department of Children and Families was notified of the attack.

The woman declined to go to the hospital. She was evaluated at the scene and found in good health.

Sources: UPI, Ocala Star Banner