Mom Arrested after Argument, Locking Adult Children Out of House on Christmas Day


Police arrested a 53-year-old Turtle Back Road South woman on Christmas Day after she kicked her three grownup kids out of the house after an argument in which she threatened to get her shotgun, police say.

At about 4:55 p.m., police went to the house after an alarm company that had responded to the residence reported that a family dispute was underway, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, the public information officer of the New Canaan Police Department.

Arriving, police found the three kids—a girl, 25, and two boys, 20 and 17—in a car at the end of the driveway. The kids said their mother had locked them out of the house after the mother told them to leave, a police report said. An argument had turned physical, and during the argument the mother said she would go get her shotgun, Ogrinc said.

An 11-year-old boy also was in the house at the time, but wasn’t subjected to any abuse, Ogrinc said.

The woman was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree reckless endangerment. She was released on $250 bond and scheduled to appear Dec. 26 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

The conditions of the woman’s release included that she not contact, threaten or harass any of her kids, Ogrinc said. However, later that evening the woman sent an email to both her husband and daughter, reviewing the day’s events and saying what police had done, according to a police report. Because she wasn’t meant to contact the daughter, police then charged the woman with violation of the conditions of her release, a misdemeanor. That charge was added to those for which she was arraigned the next day, police said.

The family’s father gave police a different address than the one on Turtle Back Road South, police said.

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