FOX 35 VIDEO: Palm Bay Couple Arrested After Allegedly Threatening School Kids
By Matthew Trezza, FOX 35 // August 28, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: A Palm Bay couple was thrown in jail, accused of threatening school kids with a hammer and a wrench.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A Palm Bay couple was thrown in jail, accused of threatening school kids with a hammer and a wrench.
Police say Matthew Watkins and Kaylee Bender went too far to deal with possible bullying. They arrested the couple on Monday afternoon on charges of aggravated assault on middle schoolers. They say it was all over a broken friendship.
“Apparently two girls used to be friends. Another girl got in the middle of them, and that’s what the argument is all about,” said Lt. Mike Bandish.
They say Watkins and Bender took things too far when they took matters into their own hands.
“The female Bender had a hammer and raised it toward the juveniles. That was right from the officers’ investigation, and there was a lot of verbal communications back and forth — not so nice communications,” Lt. Bandish said.