Florida girl, 18, ‘attacked her mother and hit her several times during an argument over custody of the family’s pet HEDGEHOG’
- Emma Davisson, 18, was arrested Sunday and charged with domestic battery
- Davisson is accused of pushing and hitting her 43-year-old mother who barred her from taking away the family’s hedgehog
- Before the altercation, Davisson and her mother were arguing about living arrangements and the teen said she was moving out
A Florida teenager has found herself in a prickly situation after police say she physically attacked her mother during a dispute over the custody of the family’s pet hedgehog.
On Sunday evening, police responded to a home in the 8300 block of 94 Avenue N in Seminole for a domestic violence report.
According to an arrest affidavit, 18-year-old Emma Davisson was arguing with her 43-year-old mother over ‘living arrangement and following directions’ when the daughter declared that she was packing her belongings and leaving.
Apple of discord: Emma Davisson, 18, was arrested in Florida for allegedly attacking her mother after being told she could not leave with the family’s hedgehog (stock photo)
Davisson then informed her mother of her intention to take the family’s hedgehog along with her, reported The Smoking Gun.
Her mother put a damper on her plan, however, telling Davisson that she was not allowed to leave with the spiny mammal because it has been in the care of her younger siblings.
When the 5-foot-3, 140-pound Davisson tried to enter her siblings’ bedroom to grab the prickly critter, her mother blocked her way.
According to the document, Davisson retaliated by pushing and hitting her mother several times in front of her younger brothers and sisters.
When interviewed by police after having her Miranda rights read to her, the 18-year-old acknowledged pushing her mother, but insisted that it was only after the woman pushed and shoved her first.
The physical altercation took place inside the family’s home in the 8300 block of 94 Avenue N in Seminole, Florida (pictured)
Davisson’s mother denied using any physical force against her teenage daughter.
The teen, who according to the affidavit suffers from mental health issues, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a misdemeanour charge of domestic battery.
She was released the next day on her own recognizance.
A judge barred Davisson from having any contact with her mother. In accordance with the judge’s orders, the teen will be allowed a one-time visit to her family’s home to collect her possessions, which will not include the hedgehog at the center of the family feud.