North Florida Man Beat, Pepper Sprayed Mom Because 'She Was a Narcissist': Police - NBC 6 South Florida

North Florida Man Beat, Pepper Sprayed Mom Because 'She Was a Narcissist': Police

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    Florida Man Claims He Beat, Pepper Sprayed Mother Because She Was a 'Narcissist': Police

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019)

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    • Deputies arrested 24-year-old Robert Eddington after the incident Monday afternoon at the victim’s home south of Daytona Beach.

    A North Florida man is behind bars after police say he beat and pepper sprayed his mother, claiming to do so because she “was a narcissist”.

    Deputies in Volusia County arrested 24-year-old Robert Eddington after the incident Monday afternoon at the victim’s home south of Daytona Beach.

    According to police and NBC affiliate WESH-TV, Eddington’s mother invited him over for lunch – where he showed up with a knife, zip tie and pepper spray before attacking her and leaving the victim seriously injured after repeatedly punching her and slamming her head into a window.

    Eddington called 911 and confessed to the incident, adding he pepper-sprayed the victim because it “had to be done,” later telling police he tried to zip-tie her hands before calling her a narcissist according to an arrest report.

    Eddington was ordered held without bond by a judge Tuesday. His mother told officials Eddington is bipolar and has not been taking his medication.

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