WINTER HAVEN, FL – A Polk County man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly accosting three women with a 4-foot-long sword and a peanut butter sandwich.
The melee reportedly began when Mark Miller, 50, was disturbed by noise the women were making outside of his mobile home. Miller is said to have exited his trailer angrily, brandishing the blade and his late night snack. At some point during the scuffle that ensued, according to responding officers, Miller jabbed the more dangerous and metallic weapon at a woman’s stomach, one Brandi Bodiford, who happened to be 6 months pregnant.
Fortunately for Bodiford and her unborn child, she was able to grab the blade before being skewered and her friend, Taylor Grimes, stepped between her and Miller. Miller then smeared his remaining weapon, the peanut butter sandwich, on the chest of the third woman, Cierra Harwell.
Deputies arrived to detain and transport Miller to Polk County Jail, but before the trip was completed Miller used his teeth to cause $550 worth of damage to the padding on the squad car’s cage partition.
When questioned later as to the motive behind his bizarre display, Miller stated that he was irate because the “damn lesbians” were banging on his trailer. He also admitted to having wielded a sword, but was adamant that he never left the doorway to his home, much less the porch, implying that there was no attack at all.
Miller has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and criminal mischief.Tags: Assault, Crime, Florida, Mark Miller, peanut butter, sandwich, sword, trailer park