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Man smears potato salad on his mother’s face as she sat down for dinner

By Mason White 10:12 AM August 30, 2015
Jonathan Smith 

By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly smearing potato salad on his mother’s face, police in Florida said.

Bradenton police said that they arrested 34-year-old Jonathan Smith, after his mother, identified as Jennifer, told police that he attacked her as she sat down to eat dinner in the living room on Saturday night.

According to the police investigation, Jonathan grabbed a handful of potato salad and tossed it, striking Jennifer in the face.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, saw that Jennifer had food all over her face and in her hair. Smith also pushed his mother to the ground, pulled her across the floor by her legs and spit on her.

Smith fled from the scene on his bicycle, but was later arrested several blocks away from the home. Police believe that alcohol may have played a role in the attack.

Smith was charged with assault and probation violation.