Michigan Man Arrested For Punching Mother In Face While Decorating Family Christmas Tree

A Michigan man repeatedly punched his mother in the face while decorating the family Christmas tree after noticing that “there was an ornament with his brother’s name on it and that there were no ornaments with his name,” according to police.

Cops responded to a home in Casco Township late Friday night after a 911 call was placed from the residence. While nobody was on the line, a dispatcher heard “yelling and screaming in the background and a woman screaming ‘You are hurting me,’” deputies reported.

An investigation by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office determined that Lewis Atwood, 33, slugged his mother Sandra, 58, in the face “four or five times” while trimming the Christmas tree with his girlfriend and brother. Police allege that the accused assailant was drunk and became incensed after discovering that only his younger sibling’s name appeared on an ornament.

Sandra Atwood suffered a bloody nose, swollen eye, and swollen lip during the attack by her son, who had “minor injuries to his knuckles and hands that would be consistent with this type of assault,” deputies reported.

Atwood, pictured at left, was arrested for domestic violence and booked into the county jail, where he is locked up in lieu of $5000 bond.