Joliet teen goes ballistic with baseball bat: cops

A 14-year-old was arrested in Joliet after he struck his mother with a baseball bat and caused damage to their home and a nearby vehicle, police said.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday, officers went to a residence in the 1000 block of Magnolia Avenue in response to a report of a disturbance, according to Joliet police.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they determined a male juvenile was “acting in an erratic fashion” and damaged numerous items within the residence with a baseball bat, police said.

The juvenile pulled his mother by the hair and punched her face with his fist, police said.

“The juvenile continued to fight with his mother, striking her several times on her arms and back with the baseball bat and then threw her to the ground,” police said.

Afterward, the teen went outside, where he damaged the windows to the residence and a nearby vehicle, police said.

The mother was able to retrieve the bat from him and sat on him until officers arrived and arrested him, police said.

The mother was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and treated for injuries that were not life threatening, police said.

Her son was arrested on probable cause of aggravated battery, domestic battery, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct in connection with the incident, police said, and he was taken to River Valley Juvenile Detention Center after his arrest.