September 17, 2009

Family brawl started by TV yelling

Police in Utah said they arrested a man following a family fight that the victims said was started by the aggressor being asked not to yell at the TV.

Orem, Utah, police Lt. Gary Downey said the 28-year-old man threatened his mother when she asked him not to yell at the television set and moved toward her in a way that indicated to her other sons, ages 21 and 15, that he was planning to strike her, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday.

Downey said the man assaulted both of his brothers when they tried to intervene, but neither sibling was seriously injured.

The 28-year-old was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic violence.