- Associated Press - Thursday, July 8, 2010

VILLA RICA, GA. (AP) - Authorities have charged a 29-year-old man with aggravated assault and false imprisonment after they allege he held his mother hostage for failing to iron his clothes. Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Marc Griffith said the man remained in jail Wednesday without bond. The unidentified woman was not harmed in the June 30 incident.

Griffith said the man, who lives with his parents, wanted his mother to do some ironing because it was “woman’s work.” When she refused, authorities allege he pulled out a gun, and took his 51-year-old mother’s keys and cellphones and refused to let her leave for at least six hours.

She eventually escaped and went to a police station. Authorities were able to get the man out without incident.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com


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