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Police: Man attacked mother in Christmas ornament dispute

Dec. 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM   |   Comments

CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities in Michigan said they arrested a man accused of repeatedly punching his mother in the face because he was angry about a Christmas ornament.

The Allegan County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a 911 call from a Casco Township home early Saturday and determined Lewis Atwood, 33, had attacked his mother because their Christmas tree had an ornament with his brother's name but didn't have one bearing his own name, WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids, Mich., reported Thursday.

"He had punched his mother four or five times, she suffered a bloody nose, had a cut lip," sheriff's Capt. Frank Baker said. "They were decorating the Christmas tree, he had found that there was only an ornament with his brother's name and not one with his on it, which upset him."

Baker said Atwood was drunk at the time of the incident, which was witnessed by his girlfriend and his brother.

Atwood was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. His mother suffered only minor injuries, the sheriff's office said.

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