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Police say a teen sleepover ended abruptly when a woman hurled a pot of hot noodles at her daughter’s best friend. Margie McGowan, 45, had been behaving strangely after her 17 year old daughter invited a 16 year old friend over for a sleepover. But the real problem began on Saturday morning when the friend went to the kitchen and began boiling water, according to the Chicago Tribune:
McGowan began acting erratically around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, according to prosecutors.
The 16-year-old later started boiling water to make noodles, police said. She told officers that McGowan followed her to the kitchen and tried to start an argument, according to a police report.
As the girl went to the stove, McGowan threw the hot pot of water and noddles at her, the report said.
McGowan, who according to a police report, appeared intoxicated, told police she “isn’t going to let any kids threaten her.”
McGowan was charged with felony aggravated battery and ordered held on $75,000 bail, according to Cook County state’s attorney’s spokesman.
There were few additional details released, but it seems that the woman’s intoxication may’ve caused her to confuse abuse with discipline. Maybe the girls were in need of discipline, but hot water should not be anyone’s idea of a reasonable disciplinary measure. Maybe this will be a wake-up call for the woman.