A woman told lawmen she punched her mother in the neck with her car keys in her fist because she wanted to get a cigarette lighter out of her mother’s purse and her mother was trying to stop her.
On Aug. 27 a Fort Walton Beach Police officer went to a Wright Parkway address after receiving a report of a battery.
Once there he spoke with the woman’s mother, who said she rushed to her daughter’s house because her daughter was threatening suicide. Once there the two became involved in an argument.
When the argument was over, the mother returned to her car. Her daughter reached into the car and tried to take her mother’s purse. A struggle ensued, and the daughter became enraged and began punching her mother. At one point the daughter swung at her mother with her car keys in her fist, cutting her throat.
When the police officer questioned the daughter, she admitted to attacking her mother and said the reason was she “wanted a lighter” that was in her mother’s purse.
The daughter was charged with misdemeanor battery and has a Sept. 18 court date.