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Man Attacked Mother in Spat Over Spilled Soda, Broken Phone: Cops

A family argument allegedly led to an arrest for a 30-year-old man on Sunday.

Nicholas Caruso. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Nicholas Caruso. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A man faces a felony aggravated battery charge after allegedly injuring his mother during an argument on Sunday.

Nicholas Caruso, 30, of the 6300 block of Black Hill Ridge, Plainfield, was arrested after Joliet police responded to a report of a domestic incident at the home Sunday evening.

Cmdr. Al Roechner said Caruso's fiancee told police that he became upset during an argument and threw a can of soda into the sink.

Police said that made Caruso's mother angry.

"She started yelling at him," Roechner said, adding that she then took his phone and threw it, breaking it.

Caruso is accused of grabbing his mother by the neck and throwing her to the floor. Police said the mother, 49, was momentarily dazed following the incident and had redness on her throat. She was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center for minor injuries, Roechner said.

Caruso was arrested and booked into the Will County jail on a charge of aggravated domestic battery, according to jail records. He was due in court Monday afternoon.
MomofmanyinPlainfield March 10, 2014 at 01:03 PM
I hope the fiancee is running out the door away from this coward!
joe March 10, 2014 at 02:47 PM
He has a fiancée?????????????
Kathy rios March 11, 2014 at 07:49 AM
It's been my experience, how a man treats his mother is a preview of how he'll treat a wife. Run fiancé run!
Ericus Alanas March 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Shannon, its called pop!
NOBAMA March 11, 2014 at 11:59 AM
I'm so tired of reading about "Plainfield" crime that mostly happens on the south side handled by Joliet because it is Jokiet. Yes Jokiet. It trashes the mostly good Plainfield tries to uphold. I just wish people would realize this when reading statistics and that insurance companies would take this into account too. All of that affects your auto and home insurance rates. And crime statistics affects one's decision to buy your home or not.

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