MAY 10–The most shocking Mother’s Day gift this year was the handiwork of a Wisconsin man, records show.
During a disturbance yesterday afternoon, a 43-year-old woman was tased in the neck by her son, who was upset “because he could not find his phone,” according to police.
Investigators say that Andrew Peterson, 22, tased his mother in the victim’s home in Lone Rock, a village about 45 miles west of Madison. After the tasing, Peterson left the residence with his 20-year-old girlfriend and the couple’s young child.
Police subsequently located Peterson, who reportedly “admitted to using an electronic weapon…on his mother on Mother’s Day.” Peterson’s girlfriend, Colleen Parker, was also arrested for allegedly punching Peterson’s mother in the face during a confrontation Thursday.
Peterson and Parker, pictured in the above mug shots, had been living in the victim’s home for the past several months. They were booked yesterday into the Richland County jail.
Parker was charged with battery and disorderly conduct. Peterson was charged with battery, disorderly conduct, possession of an electronic weapon, and bail jumping in connection with a separate domestic battery case pending in Iowa County.
Peterson’s rap sheet includes prior convictions for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trespassing.