MANATEE — Authorities say Alicia Nunes was angered to the point of beating up her mother took away her hookah smoking pipe.
The incident occurred at 4:27 a.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of 51st Avenue Terrace West, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The report quotes the mother as saying she took the hookah away because she is scared Nunes may burn down the house.
Mother and daughter argued, which escalated to where the daughter reportedly put her hands around her mother’s neck and pulled her hair, the report states.
A deputy reported fresh scratch marks behind the victim’s right ear and a red mark on the left side of her neck.
The victim did not require emergency care.
Nunes was charged with battery and taken to the Manatee County jail Tuesday without incident, the report indicates.
She was still incarcerated Tuesday night with no bail set as yet, according to the sheriff’s office jail website.