Boy, 16, Punches, Drags His Mom, Police Say

The teen wanted money from his disability check, which the mother refused to turn over.


When Niles police responded to a domestic dispute just before 3:40 p.m.Oct. 3 in the 7700 block of Nordica, they found a 16-year-old sitting outside on the front stair. He had no shirt on, a small cut on his face next to his eye and scratches on his right hand, police said.

He told police he and his mother, 34, got into a fight because she refused to give him the money from his disability check. A verbal argument turned physical, and he punched his mother on the right side of her face, according to police, causing it to swell up. He then dragged his mom across the floor, which left a small rug-burn type of bruise on her right knee, according to the report. Police photographed the injuries.

The mother said she had to defend herself and fight back, the report said. She threw some of his clothes down the stairs, which caused him to become more upset, police said, and he began punching the walls, leaving indentations in the drywall, which caused the scratches on his hand.

Police took the teen into custody and a juvenile officer spoke with Cook County Juvenile screening just after 4:15 p.m. and she advised the teen could be released to a family member with the understanding he goes to court the following day. He was released to the custody of his aunt in Evanston, and had a court date the following day. Police gave the mother an Illinois Domestic Violence Form Sheet. 

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.

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Pootsie October 09, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Thank goodness I have spent 30+ years in Martial Arts...I have Kick Boxed, and have won numerous metals, in the art of fighting. I also, have always demanded respect. My son started to raise his hand at me, when he was 16...I told him that I would break his arm & he knew I meant it. Never had another problem with that. He was a little mouthy during his teens...but never another hint of becoming physical.
Orlando Nitts October 10, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Hey Lisa, "Maybe this" and "Perhaps that".... Maybe you are full of SH!t
Average Joe October 10, 2012 at 06:16 PM
My wife and I work with our kids on a daily basis, from helping with homework and them having chores around the house on a weekly basis. Being a parent is a 24x7 job, my daughter is graduating High School early and going to Nursing school, my son is in High School and has intentions on being a Marine. Being there for a kid their entire life is key, if you let them do what they want in this world, things like this happen! Parents are to blame to a point but it is always the childs decision to be a dirtbag!
Juanita Gutierrez October 11, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Hey Average Joe. I'm with you 100% on it's an adolescent's decision to want to be a dirtbag!
James jones October 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Video games? Really? I think you can find better reasons for the degrading behavior of the younger generations. How about some original thoughts or ideas instead of the minutia your leaving on forums like this.


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