According to the arrest report, police went to the home in response to a disturbance call. The cousin said that he and Garcia engaged “in a verbal argument about what milk is better, almond milk, or whole milk.” The dispute became physical “when Garcia became enraged at the victim for disagreeing with him.”
Garcia punched his cousin in the forehead, prompting the victim to strike Garcia in the shoulder. Garcia then allegedly pulled out a “pocket knife with a three-inch blade” and chased his cousin until he slashed him on the left side. The cut is described as a “laceration” and did appear life threatening. An uncle pulled Garcia away until police arrived. Garcia claimed that the victim “thinks he is better than the whole family.” However, the whole milk not the whole family triggered this response.
Garcia is now charged with aggravated battery. He has a criminal record, which could be an aggravating factor in sentencing with the defendant reportedly having a probation violation and a prior weapons charge.
For the record, the Trump Administration has cracked down on the use of the word “milk” to reference any other than products that come from animals that lactate. A Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 46 percent of U.S. adults say the label “milk” should not be used to describe nondairy beverages. It is not clear how many would maintain this lactose line with violence but milk appears to be the new “fighting words” controversy in Florida.