11-year-old reportedly hits mom in the head with a saw, then offers her $5 not to call police
An 11-year-old boy accused of hitting his mother in the head with a saw before offering her $5 not to call police is facing an aggravated battery charge, according to a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office report released Thursday.
The altercation happened Wednesday morning in the 1700 block of Wyoming Avenue after James Patrick Fitzgerald and his 41-year-old mother argued as she tried to get him to take his medication. Following the argument, the boy bicycled to the Wyoming Avenue address, where he apparently started hitting a tree with a saw.
The mother followed him but he still wouldn’t take the medicine. Fitzgerald raised the saw and hit his mother, who had a minor laceration, on top of her head.
“When he saw the blood coming from her head he threw down the saw and started to plead with the victim to not call the police,” the report states.
He reportedly offered a $5 bill to his mother if she didn’t notify authorities.
The victim’s pregnant 19-year-old daughter said Fitzgerald has tried to cut her stomach with a fork, claiming he was going to give her a “C-section.”
She also said he tried to use hairspray and a cigarette lighter as a torch to set the family cat ablaze. The 19-year-old daughter’s husband said he found Fitzgerald looking up bomb-making instructions on the Internet.
Fitzgerald repeatedly apologized to his mother and said he struck her with the saw by accident.
You can’t make this stuff up…
So this kid obviously has a mental recognition dilemma; but shouldn’t that exempt him from the charge, because he is insane in the membrane?
Get this kid help, don’t prosecute him.
Or maybe he just needs a good hiding from a father figure. What!? There is no father!? I don’t want to rally for a parental cause, but I mean there are so many reasons why a young impressionable mind would [for lack of a better term] go crazy, and most reasons wouldn’t be because of kids. And it’s just too easy to blame medication.