A man remains in the Palm Beach County Jail after he allegedly punched his pregnant cousin after the woman refused to share her toothpaste, according to an arrest report.
Lucas J. Dendy faces a charge of aggravated battery against a pregnant victim and is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The woman, who is five months pregnant, told Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies that Dendy has been residing in her home for a month. The two got into an argument Thursday after the woman refused Dendy’s request for toothpaste, the report said.
When the woman tried to close the door to her bedroom, she said Dendy pushed the door open, striking her in the stomach. Dendy, 20, then allegedly punched her on the left eye. A deputy noted on the arrest report that the woman had an abrasion over her left eye.
While being questioned by deputies, Dendy allegedly admitting striking the woman then denied it, the report said.