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Teen allegedly threatened mother, attempted to hang dog


ELYRIA – A 16-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his mom and then attempting to hang the family’s dog with a belt.

Police were called to the boy’s Bell Avenue home at 3:42 p.m. Wednesday after his mother reported that the boy was causing a disturbance. She told police that her son was “out of control” and that she feared for her life and the safety of her animals.

According to the woman, the 16-year-old returned home at 2 p.m. that day and became angry when he realized that she removed several items from his bedroom as punishment for destroying the house the night before. She said she received approximately 30 phone calls at work from her son, who allegedly threatened to kill her and “slit her throat from ear to ear.”

The woman told police she returned home to find her son with a belt around the dog’s neck in an attempt to hang it.

Police questioned the boy, who denied the allegations, saying, “my mom is crazy, and I did not do anything.”

Police said the boy’s bedroom contained several knives and paramilitary attire. Police said there were holes in the walls, broken glass and food was thrown everywhere.

The boy was charged with domestic violence and cruelty to animals and taken to a juvenile detention home.



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