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Teen allegedly kicked, threatened, tried to duct tape his grandmother in hours-long incident

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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A 77-year-old grandmother survived what appears to have been an approximately five-hour-long ordeal during which she was repeatedly abused and threatened with weapons ranging from what turned out to be a toy gun to an actual knife.

The alleged assailant, who was taken into custody by Colorado Springs Police? Her fifteen-year-old grandson.

Barbara Miller, spokeswoman for the Colorado Springs Police Department, provides details from the incident report. The document notes that an argument between grandmother and grandchild got underway at around 9 p.m. on February 26 in a residence on the 3000 block of Squaw Valley Drive they appear to have shared. Before long, the grandmother told investigators, the situation spun out of control.

"This appears to have gone from room to room," Miller notes. "The victim says she was kicked in the torso, and every time she tried to get away, he would grab her arms and push her throughout the house -- so she also had bruised arms and some scratches."

At one point, the teen allegedly threatened his grandmother using a pocket knife with a ceramic blade. At another, Miller continues, "the suspect went into another room to retrieve several rolls of duct tape and, according to the victim, pushed her into a chair, attempted to tape her wrists and mouth, and told her, 'If you don't let me tape you, I will cut you.'"

The teen also waved around a black gun he identified as a .45 Magnum. It looked mighty real to the grandmother, but afterward, it was revealed to be a plastic toy.

Throughout the hours that followed, the victim says she fought back by pushing and kicking her grandson. Then, just shy of 2 a.m., after he'd allegedly shoved his grandmother into a drier, the teen was distracted long enough for her to grab her cell phone, dash out of the house and call police.

Shortly thereafter, the fifteen-year-old was taken into custody, and Miller says he's been charged as a juvenile with menacing, false imprisonment, third-degree assault and crimes against an at-risk adult.

With luck, those risks are a thing of the past -- at least for now.

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RealisticalySpeaking
RealisticalySpeaking

This kid has alot of nerve for his grandmother who took him in so he can have a place to stay. He doesn't like his grandmother? then he should make sure he finds a full-time job, maintain it, get out, and have his own place. This kid is a disgrace. It's not because a person is of a weak age and can barely defend themself anymore it doesn't mean you have any right to own their house. If it's theirs, it's theirs. You need to get out. I hope they give him 20 years. when he's finally old enough to understand how ungrateful he is. and how hard it is to have a free place to stay. What a disgrace.

My2Cents
My2Cents

For gods sake, someone give that kid the ass whooping he should have had years ago.... dayum...

Chelsea Scott
Chelsea Scott

These stories are always the same. Grandma has a POS ungrateful grandson living with her and this is how she is thanked. Attn Grandmas: Stop letting these assholes move in with you.

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

This kid watches too many violent video games!

Transient
Transient

What an asshole.  He was probably asked to do some chores or was deprived of Facebook for a full day.  

RealisticalySpeaking
RealisticalySpeaking

@Badtastic the report was made by professional news reporters, interviewers, and professional investigators who made the case and published it. if you're saying the grandmother is lying, then you are saying the investigators are lying because they made the case. You are saying they don't know how to do their jobs because they made the report. These are professionals who have years and certified credentials for the kind of job that they do (reporters and investigators). So don't go around saying the victim is lying. When a published report is solely based on a conducted investigation of what really had taken place.

Scutter123
Scutter123

You are an idiot, stop trusting your intuition, it is broken

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

I really hit a nerve, didn't I?  Your comment proves that YOU are an imbecile!  You are a probably a pathetic teen watching videos all day in your grandma's basement! Better be careful not to abuse your grandma, or we will be reading about you next! 

If you ARE a grown adult, why don't you act like one?

Now, go look up my big words, little boy!

Scutter123
Scutter123

And you are a mother? Jesus christ, no wonder this world is fucked

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