At approximately 1:00 AM at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Daytona Beach, two reportedly drunk women, ages 19 and 20, were out front with an infant. According to witnesses, the women were being too rough when handling the child. Several people reported that the women were standing about four feet apart and throwing the baby at each other.
One of the women standing nearby began to record video of the incident with her cell phone, and the 19-year-old, who was holding the infant at the time, walked up to her and allegedly became aggressive. She reportedly tried to hit the woman and then tried to strike her with one of the 20-year-old’s crutches. She allegedly held the baby upside down by the ankles while she tried to fight with the bystander.
The authorities were notified, and police went to the scene to investigate. When they arrived, they believed the baby needed medical treatment, and he was transported to Halifax Health. When he was evaluated, it was reported that he had red marks on his body, and there was a mark on an X-ray that could indicate a break in his arm bone.
Both women were taken into custody and booked into the Volusia County jail. The 20-year-old is facing charges for suspicion of battery, and both women are accused of child abuse.
The child’s relationship with the woman is unknown, but the 19-year-old’s mother is currently working with the Department of Children and Families to see about obtaining custody. It was reported that the child had been released from the hospital.
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