A Florida man is facing criminal charges for allegedly beating his 73-year-old mother with a kitchen stool and forcing dumplings into her mouth after she refused to dress his mannequin.
WPLG reported that Mikkel Dankner, 40, was arrested Monday following an incident with his mother which started in the backyard of a Boyton Beach home. A probable cause affidavit stated that Dankner had asked his mother to dress his mannequin but she refused, prompting him to block her re-entry into the home.
Dankner’s mother was said to have pushed the mannequin to the ground and ran inside before Dankner knocked her down in the kitchen and struck her several times in the head with the mannequin. He is also accused of battering his mother with a small stool and forced some cooked dumplings into her mouth as she said she couldn’t breathe, according to the affidavit.
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Dankner allegedly ransacked the kitchen as a neighbor heard the victim’s cries for help and called 911. WBPF reported that officers found the victim bleeding from her face and trembling after she fled the home.
Dankner’s mother told the news station that she required nine stitches after being hit by a ceramic cup her son had thrown. She claimed her son was taking pictures of the mannequin for a music video he was posting online and got angry about how it looked, not that she wouldn’t dress it.
“It’s because I wouldn’t stay there while he photographed. He wanted me in the picture, to stay there and keep him company and change the hands and whatnot, but I had nothing to do with dressing it,” the mother explained.
Dankner was charged with aggravated battery on a victim 65 or older and domestic battery by strangulation. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and banned from having contact with his mother.
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[Featured image: Mikkel Dankner/Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office]