A Baltimore mother was not about to let her son participate in the city’s riots — and didn’t care about making a scene in front of his friends (or the entire nation), either.
The woman, who is being called “mom of the year” by some media outlets, was caught on camera smacking her hooded son and chasing him away from the scene.
According to ABC 2 News, she had recognized her son throwing rocks at police on television, and “that didn’t sit well with her.”
In the video, she can be heard lecturing her son to “take that f****** mask off.”
That video is now going viral.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts mentioned the mother in a press conference early this morning.
“And if you saw in one scene, you had one a mother who grabbed their child who had a hood on his head and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed. I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight,” Batts told reporters.
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