A Mankato man is facing charges after an alleged altercation with a teenager.
Daniel Azariah Williams, 35, was charged with misdemeanor counts of malicious punishment of a child and domestic assault in Blue Earth County Court.
A criminal complaint says Williams struck the teen on the head several times, leaving the boy with two swollen eyes and a scrape on his face.
Williams was upset that the teen had left the garage door open, according to court documents. He allegedly told the teen to “act like a man” and defend himself before striking the boy.
Williams told investigators it looked like the teen was going to hit him, so he instinctively punched the boy twice.