KINGSTON A 13-year-old boy, upset Friday afternoon that his father would not let him have his iPod, bit the 46-year-old man and kicked him in the groin before he was joined by his mother in the pummeling.
Kitsap County deputies were called to the house on the 26000 block of Trophy Lane NE Friday at about 2 p.m. following the assault, reports said.
The father said that his son had become impatient because he wanted to use the family's computer to load songs on to his iPod, but the father was using the computer at the time.
The father left the room and when he returned, the son had reset the computer and was downloading songs onto the device. The father took the iPod away and wouldn't let the son have it back, which sparked the scuffle.
During the fight, the son bit his father on the finger in an attempt to loosen the man's grip on the iPod, breaking the skin. Then the son kicked his father in the groin. As they struggled, the 44-year-old wife and mother appeared and tried to determine what was happening.
She punched her husband in the face several times, then she and the son left. The father told deputies she had a history of mental illness and had attempted suicide in the past.
When interviewed by deputies, the woman said her husband is too strict with their son.
She was arrested and booked into the Kitsap County jail for fourth-degree assault. A report of the son's involvement in the fight was forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney's juvenile division office for review.
i guess the spirit of the holiday season just wore off at that house. i understand that mom is in jail but the bigger question is where will the son be sleeping tonight. if i was the father that kid better sleep with one eye open. if i was the father i'd spend all night beating that ipod with a hammer.