Man smacked by cookware for neglecting to purchase Mother’s Day gift

By Kase Wickman
Monday, May 9, 2011 12:01 EDT
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Aretavia Kimbrough, of Staten Island, New York, was arrested Sunday for assaulting the father of her 8-month-old child, the New York Post reported. Charmean Allen, Kimbrough’s boyfriend and father of their son Charmean Allen Jr., said that Kimbrough woke him up at 7 a.m. and wanted to know what gifts he had gotten her to celebrate her first Mother’s Day as a mom.

“I was going to get her balloons and candy and take her to dinner,” Allen told the Post. He said he explained this to Kimbrough, who was holding their son in one arm and a large cooking pot in the other. As he explained his plans, Kimbrough hit him in the head with the pot, leaving a 4-inch gash and a big lump on his head. A friend called 911 after Allen called him and told him what happened. Upon officers’ arrival, Allen said he didn’t want to press charges or go to the hospital, but police arrested Kimbrough anyway.

Kimbrough allegedly told cops, “I hit him with a pot, and I’m glad I did!” She added, “I’ve been with him for seven years, and he never bought me nothing!”

She is expected to be arraigned Monday on domestic violence charges.

“I can’t take her to dinner, because the police aren’t releasing her,” Allen told the Post, adding that he and Kimbrough would probably end their relationship.

Creative Commons image via flickr user eggonstilts.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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