Pacific Grove Lane resident James Long and his son have a lengthy history of fighting, Nyunt said, and officers have been called to their home on multiple occasions. The altercation leading to the arrest began Feb. 17, when the two started arguing and threatening each other.
“The dad told him he had one minute to pack his bags, or he would throw his belongings out of the house. The son got mouthy with him, and they got into a fight,”
Nyunt pointed out parents who have trouble with their kids should take advantage of resources, such as counseling, rather than acting out against them. “Even though your kid is unruly, you can’t just say, ‘Get out of here — I’m not going to take care of you,’” he said. “You can’t just abandon your kid.”