November 04, 2012

Mother Chops Down Son's Door With Ax, Screams, Goes After Him With It

Oroville, Calif (The Weekly Vice) - Shirley Booth, a 42-year-old California woman, was jailed Friday after she allegedly chopped down her son's bedroom door with an ax, and attacked him with it.

According to Oroville police, officers were dispatched to the family's residence after she attacked her son with an ax and then brawled with police officers.

Investigators say 20-year-old Christopher Booth was listening to music in his bedroom when his mother, Shirley Booth, chopped down his bedroom door with an ax.

She then entered the bedroom, yelled that she was going to kill him, and began swinging the ax at him. On several swings, Booth reportedly missed her son's head and torso by inches.

Christopher Booth jumped through his bedroom window and fled to a neighbor's home shortly before police arrived on the scene.

When officers arrived at the residence they found Shirley Booth hanging out her son's bedroom window.  Officers tried to enter the residence through the front door, but found it barricaded.

When another officer attempted to slap handcuffs on Shirley through the window, she managed to yank him into the house with her. She then proceeded to attack and bite the officer until she was finally wrestled to the ground.

Shirley Booth was booked into jail and charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, felony assault, obstructing and resisting a police officer and vandalism.

After the ordeal, Booth's son told investigators that he had seen his mother use methamphetamine recently. Several neighbors also told detectives that Booth has exhibit erratic behavior recently.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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