PALM BAY, Florida – A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly hit her mother during an argument over pizza and alcohol.
Cynthia Mary Reid, who lives at home with her parents in Palm Bay, was charged with a single count of Battery Domestic Violence.
The father called law enforcement to the home, located at the 800 block of Cornelia Avenue, about a disturbance.
The parents told officers that they arrived home from work with a pizza. As they walked into the home, their daughter was drinking several alcohol shots with a friend. The friend left and there were three shots left. Reid fell asleep. The parents drank two of them and put the third one in the freezer, according to the report.
When Reid woke up, she was still heavily intoxicated and thought the pizza was for her, the report said. She blamed the parents for eating the pizza and drinking all of her shots, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.
As the argument went on about the pizza and alcohol, the mother went into her room. Cynthia Reid followed her.
“Cynthia then started to strike [the mother] on the left side of her facing, causing [her] to bleed from her mother. A small amount of blood was observed on the left crease of [the mother’s] mouth,” the officer said.
Police also observed the mother holding her left wrist and asked about it, but she denied that her daughter injured it.
The mother then broke down and said she didn’t want Reid to go to jail. The father said he only called police because he wanted his daughter to stop fighting with her mother.
The mother refused to complete a statement and stated she would not allow pictures to be taken of her injuries.
Reid was arrested and transported to the Brevard County Jail. She has since been released from jail.
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