DELTONA, FL – Montrell Brundidge got himself into some trouble after he got upset with a 6-year-old boy and punished him with a weed-whacker.
Police were called to a home on Monday on a report of someone being hit with a lawnmower. When they arrived, they spoke with the boy who told them that 25-year-old Brundidge had used a weed-whacker on his leg, then showed them injuries to his left leg and ankle area.
He said Brundidge purposefully hit him with the gardening tool on purpose as punished for not listening and accidentally hitting another child.
Deputies took pictures of the boy’s injuries, which did not require medical attention, then went to Brundidge’s home. He admitted to police that he “made a bad decision” when he got upset with the boy for not listening and used a weed-whacker for discipline.
Montrell Brundidge was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse. He’s currently reflecting on his corporal punishment methods in the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond. Department of Children and Families are now investigating.
I would like to take this time to thank Brundidge for providing me with a “weed-whacker” tag. After 10 years of reporting on the various objects used to harm other individuals, this is the first story I could find on DD regarding the tool.Tags: Child Abuse, Crime, Florida, Montrell Brundidge, weed-whacker