Really. With a saw. And then he offered her $5 not to call the police! As reported by The Treasure Coast Palm:
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 [police] report states.
He reportedly offered a $5 bill to his mother if she didn’t notify authorities.
The charge? Aggrevated battery. Does this kid have any history? Funny you should ask …
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.”
Wow. That’s more disturbing than the saw incident. But there’s more …
She also said he tried to use hairspray and a cigarette lighter as a torch to set the family cat ablaze.
Yikes! And …
The 19-year-old daughter’s husband said he found Fitzgerald looking up bomb-making instructions on the Internet.