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Man Attacked Mom For Using His Taco Sauce

Floridian, 23, is facing a domestic assault charge


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Taco Sauce Attack

MARCH 7--Angered that his mother used his “salsa and taco sauce” without permission, a 23-year-old man allegedly assaulted the woman during a confrontation Monday night in their Florida residence, police allege.

Christopher Phillips got into an argument with his mother Rebecca, 55, “because Rebecca used Christopher’s salsa and taco sauce on her dinner,” according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

After Phillips got in his mother’s face “screaming and yelling,” he allegedly “grabbed Rebecca in a head lock causing pain to her neck and breaking her eye glasses,” noted investigators. Phillips is pictured in the above mug shot.

After Rebecca freed herself from her son’s grasp, Christopher repaired to his room with live-in girlfriend Lisa Tyre. After a few minutes, Tyre, 27, emerged and began yelling at Rebecca, according to the sheriff’s report. She then allegedly slapped the older woman four times in the face, causing a small cut on the inside of Phillips’s lip.

Sheriff’s deputies subsequently arrested Christopher Phillips and Tyre for misdemeanor domestic battery. Phillips is being held in the county jail in lieu of $750 bond. Tyre, seen at left, was released yesterday from custody on her own recognizance. (2 pages)