An 18-year-old Florida woman was arrested and charged with child abuse. Police say that she used her 5-month-old daughter as a weapon - to beat up her baby's father.
Police charge that after she struck her boyfriend with the infant, Tatyana Allen dropped the child face first into the sand on Daytona Beach.
Tatyana and her 19-year-old boyfriend were arguing and it turned violent. Police say that Tatyana hit her baby's father “several times in the face with a closed hand” before using her baby “as a weapon.”
Here's how its being reported in the Smoking Gun:
Allen, witnesses said, swung the infant “like a bat” before “the baby was dropped in the sand, face down.”
Allen’s boyfriend, the child’s father, quickly flipped the infant upright since he was unable to turn over on his own. Witnesses told cops that Allen subsequently “snatched” her son from the man’s arms and walked away with the child “dangling,” without his head being supported.
As Allen walked up a set of boardwalk stairs, the baby’s head hit a railing due to her "carelessness," according to the report, which notes that investigators got verbal statements from about 20 witnesses.