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Robert Edward Tyrrell Jr. of Villa Rica, Ga., was upset: his mommy wouldn’t iron his clothes. “He wanted her to do some ironing, and when she said ‘no’, they got into an argument,” said Sgt. Marc Griffith of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. “He told her, ‘ironing is woman’s work’.” When his mother still refused, Tyrell pulled a gun, took away her cell phone and keys, and held her hostage until she did his ironing. After six hours, she escaped to a police station, and the little boy — 29 years old — was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment. (RC/Atlanta Journal-Constitution) ...Whether it’s “women’s work” or not, dude, when are you going to start on your “man’s work”?
Story Update: It seems Tyrell Jr. never grew up: in 2014 his parents moved to The Villages, Fla. In April 2018, Robert Jr., by then 37 years old, visited them. While the circumstances are unclear, Robert Tyrell Sr. was forced to shoot his son in self defense. Robert Jr. was declared dead at the scene, and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office filed no charges against his father. Sadly, it looks like I titled this one perfectly....
Original Publication Date: 01 August 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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