Palm Bay Man Places Mother in ‘Headlock’ Over Dirty Dishes

Man places mother in headlock after she left dirty dishes in the sink in Palm Bay, Florida.
Man places mother in headlock after she left dirty dishes in the sink in Palm Bay, Florida.

PALM BAY – A man who placed his mother in a “headlock” thought about making her unconscious, but then decided not to, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

The incident took place Saturday morning when officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Veronica Ave. NE in Palm Bay about a disturbance.

William Alexander Mumby, 19, told officers that he got upset with his mother for leaving “dirty dishes” in the sink. The two got into an altercation, which led Mumby placing her into a “headlock,” according to the report.

“William advised while strangling [his mother], he thought about making her become unconscious, but decided not to shortly after,” the officer said.

The mother reiterated her son’s statement to police, but also added that he was “strangling her” and she was unable to breathe, according to the affidavit.

Mumby was arrested for Felony Battery Domestic by Strangulation and transported to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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