A woman from Volusia County in Florida is facing charges of child abuse after she whacked her son’s face and dislocated his jaw for spending a lot of time playing Fortnite,
The 35-year-old mother Ann Perugia was at her house on Northern Road in South Daytona with her 10-year-old son at the time of the incident. Her son was playing Fortnite, and the mother was annoyed about him wasting time on that so much. Once, she requested her son to stop playing the Fortnite and go to the shower for bathing. After ten minutes, when she discovered him still playing the game, she was furious and again yelled at him. When she asked if he had taken a shower, to which the son replied a big no.
When the son started to walk towards the bathroom, the mother followed him and attacked him, breaking her jaw. The kid sustained too much of pain and somehow managed to call his father and informed about the brutal beating from the mother.
The father arrived at the house and took the boy for medical attention and told the woman that he would press charges against her, so he did. The South Daytona Police Department arrested Ann Perugia on the allegations of child abuse.
But when the police interrogated the woman, she had a different story to tell. She told the investigators that when the woman asked the boy to have a shower for the second time, he replied, saying to her that he hated her, and he alleged that she hadn’t done anything for her. This response made her exasperated, and when the boy tried to leave, she grabbed the boy and dragged her back inside the bathroom, but she never mentioned assaulting the child.
While the woman is still behind bars, the son is under the care of his aunt as the father doesn’t have full custody of the child.