DOCUMENT: Stupid, Crime

Cops: Mom Socked Son Over Taco Bell Grub

Wrong toppings on burrito allegedly prompted attack

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W.V. Burrito Bust

MAY 20--A West Virginia woman is locked up on a child abuse charge after allegedly socking her teenage son in the face because he ordered the wrong toppings on her Taco Bell burrito, police report.

Loretta Lynn Armstrong, 48, is being held in lieu of $31,000 bail following her arrest Friday night at her home in the town of Milton (pop. 2423).

According to a criminal complaint, a patrolman dispatched to the residence spotted the 6’, 240-pound Armstrong repeatedly punching the 15-year-old boy. Armstrong and the child told officers that the confrontation was due to Armstrong’s displeasure about the burrito her son brought home.

Pictured above, Armstrong is charged with felony child abuse and three misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct and obstruction. According to police, Armstrong struggled with officers trying to handcuff her and subsequently threatened those cops.

The Milton Police Department officer who was the first to arrive at Armstrong’s home told a local TV station that, “There’s no sense in ever getting into an argument like that over a burrito. Just let it go.” (2 pages)