DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A man is accused of choking a 12-year-old boy for allegedly "talking back" to his mother.
On Tuesday, Jeremy Almeida, 32, faced a judge on child abuse charges. According to a police report, Almeida didn't like what he heard a boy saying to his mother, so police said Almeida chased him around the restaurant. Witnesses said he choked the kid and then chased him around the restaurant again, and choked him again.
It happened just after midnight earlier Tuesday in the 1500 block of South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach.
According to the report, the mother of the child was intoxicated.