Matthew Leatham Florida Man

Florida Man Who Called 911 For A Ride Home, Strangled His Mom, Arrested Again For Slicing Friend

Matthew Leatham Florida Man

Matthew Leatham, 24, was arrested twice last year. Once for calling 911 a couple of times because he needed a ride home, the second time, for strangling his mom after she woke him up.

In September, Leatham was picked up again, this time for slicing a friend. (That rhymed)

According to deputies, Leatham and a friend, “engaged in a physical altercation after a verbal dispute over a cell phone” around 4:30 am at a gas station in September.

A surveillance camera recorded Leatham chasing the victim, who is seen “holding a shirt to his neck to stop the bleeding from a slice wound.”

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Leatham admitted to the slicing but said it was in self-defense, but police said that Leatham sustained no visible injuries n the altercation.

According to deputies, the victim sustained “several lacerations to his person,” and stated that the man was transported to a hospital where the “injury to his neck required staples.”

Leatham was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and transported to the Land O’ Lakes Jail.

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