Monique Dent, 35, of South Daytona, Florida, was arrested and charged with child abuse without great harm last weekend after she repeatedly body-bumped her 17-year-old daughter because the teenager refused to give her younger brother a piece of chicken.
Dent’s daughter came home just before 1:30 p.m. with a bag of chicken and passed out a piece to everyone in the house. The teen however, did not give a piece of chicken to her 7-year-old brother, the report states. Angered, Dent approached her daughter and began bumping her with her body, the report states. The girl locked herself in her bedroom but Dent managed to open the door and put her body up against the teenager again, the report states. The teen pushed her mother away and went into the living room, grabbing a cross, the report shows. Dent then began bumping up against her daughter again, until both mother and daughter fell to the floor and began wrestling, police said. The teenager bit Dent’s hand when Dent covered the girl’s mouth, the report states. There were two other children — two girls ages 10 and 16 — in the house, as well, police said.