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Actress Arrested For Birthday Cake Battery

Cops: Telenovela star slammed cake on beau

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Birthday Cake Battery

NOVEMBER 2--Meet Karina Mora.

Mora, a 36-year-old Mexican actress living in Florida, was arrested early yesterday after allegedly slamming a birthday cake on the head of her boyfriend, according to a criminal complaint.

Cops say that Mora “had planned a surprise cake” for victim Robert Brown’s birthday. However, Brown “came home late and had been drinking,” which upset Mora and prompted a 1 AM argument in the couple’s home in Dunedin, a city 20 miles west of Tampa.

Mora and Brown continued to argue and call each other names as they prepared for bed, cops report. At that point, Mora “got the cake and slammed it on his head while he was trying to go to sleep.”

When subsequently questioned by a sheriff’s deputy, Mora reportedly “admitted to these actions.” Brown, who turned 56 yesterday, does not appear to have been injured in the cake thrashing.

Charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor, Mora was booked into the county jail (from which she was released this afternoon on her own recognizance).

Mora has appeared in numerous Mexican telenovelas, films, and TV commercials.

A photo (seen below) posted to Mora’s Instagram page shows the birthday cake prior to its landing on Brown’s noggin. Along with a depiction of a mug of beer, the cake included the words “Happy Birthday Love...” The image’s Instagram tags included “beerlover,” “love,” and “dada.” (1 page)