Police: Man tries to stab mom during fight over remote control

March 8th, 2010 by

(MEMPHIS 03/04/2010) – A fight between mom and son over a television remote ended with an urgent call to police. Anne Daniels says when she grabbed the remote control early Thursday morning, her son lost control, pulled out a knife and swung at her neck.

“I’m here feeding you, clothing you, putting a roof over your head,” Daniels says holding the remote that led to the argument with her son. “Then you’re going to stick me?”

Daniels called the police who responded to their home in the 100 block of West Davant Avenue in South Memphis. They arrested 20-year-old son Michael Daniels. He’s charged with Domestic Assault. He was released on his own recognizance. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday.

His older brother Mario Akiens was on the couch during the altercation. “He started swinging at her with it like he’s trying to stab her,” he says.

Akiens says he would have stepped in to protect his mother, but a shooting years ago left him unable to walk. “If I’d been walking, I would have hurt him. It wouldn’t have happened like that,” he says.

Anne Daniels says she hopes her son Michael gets help with his anger issues. “I love him. That’s my baby, you know what i’m saying? I don’t want to see him down there (in jail), but I’m not fixin’ to see him threaten my life either,” she says.


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