DAYTONA BEACH, Florida. The woman allegedly used the child in a fight with her boyfriend in Daytona Beach over the weekend, officials said.
According to WFTV, security officers at the beach said an 18-year-old Florida woman used a baby to beat her boyfriend.
The baby has been taken to hospital and is expected to be healthy.
The woman, identified by the Associated Press as Tatyana Allen, was arrested.
Allen initially called 911 and claimed that her boyfriend was abusive to her, but it was difficult for him to determine where she was at the time and could be heard asking strangers where she was on the beach.