Woman, 30, Nabbed For Frozen Chicken Battery On Daughter, Police Say

A 30-year-old woman is facing a domestic battery charge after allegedly striking her daughter. With a frozen chicken.

Cops say the purported poultry crime occurred early yesterday in the St. Petersburg, Florida residence of Mary Marquardt and her child (whose age is not listed in court records).

“The victim stated that the accused threw a frozen chicken at her and struck her on the right leg,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Marquardt’s sister told police that she observed the defendant tossing the bird (and striking the victim with the chilled chicken).

The affidavit does not disclose what prompted the alleged attack, which resulted in Marquardt’s bust on a misdemeanor count. She posted a $150 cash bond last night after spending about 20 hours on ice at the county jail.

Seen at right, Marquardt, who has pleaded not guilty, has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with her daughter.

The document does not specify if the victim--who apparently escaped injury--was hit with a whole chicken or just a bird part.

Marquardt was arrested in 2018 for headbutting her husband during an altercation that, cops say, left him with a “busted bloody bottom lip.” After Marquardt’s spouse requested that she not be prosecuted, the battery count was dropped by the state attorney.