These 3 People Missed the Be Kind Memo on Mother's Day
Mother's Day is supposed to be all about mom, but some other family members just had to steal the spotlight Sunday.
Typically on the second Sunday of May, you spend time with the family, buy mom flowers, and maybe go out to lunch.
But hey! Everyone has their own vision of how to commemorate the holiday.
Like Amanda Kay, 25, of Boston.
On Sunday, Kay hit her stepfather on the head with a dog bowl, bite him, and scratched his arm, police said.
Kay also shattered her stepfather's mirror and put a hole in a door and wall, according to court documents.
It's no surprise that the court ordered her not to contact her stepfather or go on his property after she made her $5,000 recognizance bail.
She was charged with three counts of domestic violence and four counts of criminal mischief.
A Maine man was in a similar situation on Mother's Day.
Adam Sanborn, 26, allegedly threatened his mother with a gun.
Buxton, Maine, police responded to a call at 7:55 p.m. regarding a son threatening his mother with a firearm.
Upon arrival, they found that Sanborn was alone in the residence and refusing to talk to the police, his mother was not present and safe at another location.
Police then set a perimeter around the residence to try to establish contact with Sanborn.
A few hours later Sanborn came out of the home on his own and police arrested him. During the arrest, Sanborn threw his firearm underneath a car, police said.
Sanborn was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a firearm, a class C crime, and domestic violence assault, a class D crime.
A woman in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, tops Kay and Sanborn on a day when being kind to mom is very important.
Authorities say Rose Bynum beat and seriously injured her elderly mother — who has dementia — at their home on Mother's Day.
Bynum told them she hoped her mother dies and asked them to kill her mom, police said. She's charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and other counts.
Police responded to Bynum's home around 7:30 a.m. Sunday and soon found her mother on her bedroom floor with swelling around her eyes, bruising and serious cuts on her face and neck.
The mother is hospitalized in critical condition. Authorities said she told them Bynum kicked and punched her.
Police said the 54-year-old Bynum told them she had been caring for her mother for 13 years and was tired of it.
It wasn't known Monday if Bynum has retained an attorney.
Maybe Father's Day will go a little better for these three.
The Associated Press contributed material to this report.