A Florida woman was placed under arrest and charged with domestic battery after she allegedly hit her young daughter with a frozen chicken. St. Petersburg resident Mary Marquardt, 30, was seen throwing the chilled fowl by her sister, an arrest affidavit states.
- The victim told police that her mom purposely hurled the chicken at her. Per police documents, “The victim stated that the accused threw a frozen chicken at her and struck her on the right leg.” It’s unclear whether or not she sustained any injuries from the assault or how serious they might be.
- Mary Marquardt’s sister was there and witnessed the entire thing. She told St. Petersburg Police Department officers that she watched her sister throw the bird and saw it hit her niece’s leg.
- It’s unclear what caused the incident. No details have been disclosed for why Marquardt threw the chicken, but she was still taken i nto custody on a misdemeanor count and spent roughly 20 hours in jail before posting $150 cash bond and being released.
- Mary Marquardt pleaded not guilty. However, until the verdict on her charges has been decided, she’s been ordered not to have any contact with her daughter for the time being.
- This wasn’t her first brush with the law. Back in 2018, Marquardt was booked on one count of domestic battery after she reportedly headbutted her husband and left him with a “busted bloody bottom lip” during an argument, per The Smoking Gun. He later requested that she not be prosecuted at the time and the charges were dropped.