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.