YORK, Pa. — Enraged over his stepdaughter’s refusal to bake him cupcakes on Christmas, a Springettsbury Township man allegedly choked, punched and kicked the teen before his wife intervened, according to charging documents.
Darrick Moore, 47, of the 100 block of Edgewood Road, faces charges of simple assault and harassment. Moore, who remained in York County Prison on $15,000 bail on Thursday, has a preliminary hearing before District Judge Barry L. Bloss Jr. on Jan. 4, according online court dockets.
Springettsbury Township Police said that at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, they were called to Moore’s home for a domestic disturbance.
The girl told police that Moore wanted her to bake him cupcakes, but that she refused. Then, when she went into the kitchen to heat up food, Moore told her he did not want her to do that, documents state.
When the girl warmed up the food anyway, Moore grabbed it and threw it in the backyard, documents state.
The two then argued, and the girl pushed Moore, and Moore pushed her back, causing her to fall to the ground. When the teen was on the ground, “Moore got on top of her and started to choke her with his hands,” documents state.
After Moore choked her — during which she said she could not breathe — he hit her in the face numerous times, causing her to bleed, according to documents.
The girl’s mother then came into the kitchen and started to yell at Moore, but as Moore was getting off the girl, he kicked her in the right side of her abdomen, documents state.
The girl told police that at some point during the alleged incident Moore said, “I’ll choke you so hard you’re head will pop off,” documents state.
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