MANATEE — A Bradenton man was charged with battery after fighting with his nephew over use of his daughter’s bicycle, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Steven Mechlin, 41, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home, according to a report., Mechlin and his nephew live together. The nephew took Mechlin’s daughter’s bicycle with her permission and when he came home Mechlin was angry because he was using it, according to the report.
Mechlin pushed the victim onto the ground and they wrestled, according to the report. When the victim tried to stop fighting, Mechlin punched him in the face, according to the report.
The victim went to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment of a laceration underneath his left eye, according to the report.
Mechlin was being held on $750 bond, according to the sheriff’s website.