Furious mother catches her masked son preparing to join Baltimore protests and smacks him upside the head in front of his rioting pals and chases him home.
- Maryland mom is being hailed as hero after video emerged late on Monday
- She saw son throwing rocks at police on TV and then tracked him down
- Boy was wearing a black ski mask on his face and was dressed in all black
- Mother rained blows down on her son’s head as he struggled to get away
- Police Commissioner Anthony Batts praised the mom at press conference
A Baltimore mother is being hailed for doing her part to quell the violence on after a video of her smacking her son upside the head when she spotted him rioting and throwing rocks at police emerged on Monday. The unidentified mom recognized her son even though he was wearing a black ski mask that covered much of his face. When the mother spotted her son, who was also dressed in all black, on TV throwing rocks she went after him like a heat-seeking missile.
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The encounter, which was captured by WMAR. didn’t take long but it certainly looked painful for the regretful rioter. Blows rained down on the son’s head as he struggled to get away while a large crowd looked on. He eventually was able to separate himself from his mother, but not before she had gotten the mask off of his face. As he walked away from the scene, his mother trailed after him while carrying a pink cellphone.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts also mentioned it when he spoke at a press conference shortly before midnight on Monday. Batts said: ‘In one scene you had a mother who grabbed a child who had a hood on his head and started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed. ‘I wish there were more parents out there who took charge of their kids tonight.’ He later added: ‘Take control of your kids. This is our city, let’s make a difference.’
The video did not fly under the radar on social media either and many Twitter users began re-posting it and saying the woman was the ‘Mom of the Year’. One woman wrote: ‘That MOM in Baltimore that Smacked her kid for Looting, deserves MOM of the YEAR. Other MOMS should be doing the same!’ Another woman said: ‘Baltimore doesn’t need the National Guard – they need more parents like this one!’
Fox business reporter Charles V Payne chimed in: ‘Mom of the year in Baltimore… my mother would have did same thing…’
A man joked: ‘Make sure it’s ok with your parents before rioting.’