A Florida man was arrested for beating a woman in front of her two children, one of which took to defending his mother with a pair of scissors, according to a report by WFLA.
44-year-old Panagiotis Karamanlis attacked the woman on Saturday night, pulling her hair and punching her in the face multiple times, according to the report.
According to an arrest report, Karamanlis ignored the woman’s request when she told him not to beat her in front of her kids, who are 10 and 11 years old.
Deputies say the 11-year-old was afraid his mother was going to be murdered, so the child used scissors to stab Karamanlis twice in the back protect her. “Mommy, I stabbed him because I thought he was going to kill you,” the child told the mother while shaking, according to the report.
The other child had to be treated for an anxiety attack, the report says.
Karamanlis admitted to pulling the woman’s hair and pushing her to the ground, but denied punching her in the face, according to WFLA. He was arrested and charged with battery and child abuse.
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