West Palm Beach, FL (March 27, 2019) – Police arrested 40-year-old Mikkel Dankner in Palm Beach County after he allegedly attacked his mother after she refused to dress his mannequin.
Dankner’s mother was identified as 73-year-old who was bleeding from the face when a neighbor discovered her after the attack. The attack happened on Monday night and police were called to the scene for a domestic disturbance.
The victim spoke to deputies and told them that she and her son were in their backyard when Dankner asked her to dress his mannequin but she refused.
Dankner then stood in the screened doorway and stopped his mother from going back inside the home. The victim pushed the mannequin on the ground and ran inside the house, which is when a fight ensued.
The suspect took a small stool and struck his mom’s head several times when she was on the floor. He also took food that she made for supper and shoved them into his mother’s mouth.
The victim told deputies that she had a hard time breathing during the attack. She was able to escape the home and scream for help from neighbors.
The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for wounds. Meanwhile, her son was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and domestic battery by strangulation. She said that her son suffers from bipolar disorder and tends to have violent outbursts.
West Palm Beach Domestic Battery Laws
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