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Man ‘punched mom for hoarding toilet paper’ say cops as domestic violence rises during COVID-19

California man, 26, ‘punched his mother in the face for hoarding toilet paper’ during the widespread shortage because of the pandemic

  • Adrian Yan, 26, of Saugus was charged with battery after he allegedly punched his mother Monday because he thought she was hoarding toilet paper, say cops
  • The mother told police that she hid the toilet paper because her son was using too much and declined medical treatment 
  • There has been a rise in similar domestic violence calls as people have been forced to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, says the department
  • There have been more than 18,000 confirmed cases in California of the coronavirus, which has been blamed for close to 500 deaths

A California man punched his mother after he accused her of hoarding toilet paper, say authorities who noted an uptick in domestic violence calls during stay-at-home orders resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

Adrian Yan, 26, of Saugus in Los Angeles County was charged with battery and detained after he was alleged to have punched his mother because he thought she was hoarding the family supply of toilet paper, authorities say. 

Yan’s mother told investigators that she had actually hidden the toilet paper because she thought her son was using too much, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. 

A man in Los Angeles County was charged with battery and detained after he was alleged to have punched his mother because he thought she was hoarding the family supply of toilet paper, authorities say

Adrian Yan, 26, of Saugus was arrested for allegedly punching his mom because he thought she was hoarding toilet paper, say authorities. His mother explained she had actually hidden the toilet paper because her son was using too much, according to authorities

Adrian Yan, 26, of Saugus was arrested for allegedly punching his mom because he thought she was hoarding toilet paper, say authorities. His mother explained she had actually hidden the toilet paper because her son was using too much, according to authorities

Deputies responded to the family’s residence at Plum Canyon Road and Mirabelle Lane about 3 a.m. Monday, says Shirley Miller, a spokeswoman for the department’s Santa Clarita Station, the Los Angeles Times reports.  

Yan had accused the mother of hoarding toilet paper, which has been scarce across the country since the outbreak began of the deadly virus, also known as COVID-19.

There have been more than 18,000 confirmed cases in California of the coronavirus, which has been blamed for close to 500 deaths. 

Yan had accused his mother of hoarding toilet paper, which has been scarce across the country since the outbreak began of the deadly virus, also known as COVID-19. A toilet paper aisle at a Target is pictured after customers made a run on paper products

Yan had accused his mother of hoarding toilet paper, which has been scarce across the country since the outbreak began of the deadly virus, also known as COVID-19. A toilet paper aisle at a Target is pictured after customers made a run on paper products

Los Angels County has had more than 6,900 cases and at least 169 deaths.

The U.S. has seen more than 435,500 cases and 14,831 deaths.

Yan’s mother declined medical treatment when deputies responded to the call, which resulted in her son’s arrest.

There have been more than 435,500 confirmed cases in the U.S. of the coronavirus, which has been blamed for 14,831 deaths

There have been more than 435,500 confirmed cases in the U.S. of the coronavirus, which has been blamed for 14,831 deaths

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Miller said the department’s Santa Clarita station had seen an uptick in similar domestic violence calls during a shelter-in-place directive made to help slow the spread of the virus.

‘It was to be expected, it’s happening everywhere,’ Miller said. 

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva had already warned of a possible increase in domestic violence calls as people are forced to stay in because of the virus, prior to Yan’s arrest. 

 

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