Mother is charged with child abuse after 'punching her son, 15, in the FACE' for ordering the wrong burrito from Taco Bell

  • Mother Loretta Lynn Armstrong, 48, has been charged with child abuse 
  • She allegedly punched her son in the face for ordering the wrong burrito 
  • Boy, 15, returned from Taco Bell with the wrong toppings on her order 
  • Police tried to arrest Armstrong but she claimed she had a heart attack
  • Paramedics were called, who found after three hours that she was fine

Loretta Lynn Armstrong, 48, has been accused of punching her teenage son in the face after he ordered the wrong burrito from Taco Bell

Loretta Lynn Armstrong, 48, has been accused of punching her teenage son in the face after he ordered the wrong burrito from Taco Bell

A mother has been accused of punching her teenage son in the face after he ordered the wrong burrito from Taco Bell.

Loretta Lynn Armstrong, 48, allegedly attacked her 15-year-old son after he returned from the Mexican fast food restaurant with the wrong toppings on her burrito.

Police in Milton, West Virginia, arrested Armstrong and she has been charged with child abuse.

Corporal Dean Bishop, who was the first officer on the scene at the family home, said: 'The mother was hitting her child in the face.'

He pulled Armstrong off of her son and tried to put her in handcuffs, but she got away and laid down on her driveway, KUTV said.

'She screamed and cussed and yelled and claimed she was having a heart attack,' Cpl Bishop said.

Paramedics were called, who quickly determined that the mother was not having a heart attack.

It took three hours and several police officers to detain the woman because 'she didn't settle down', Cpl Bishop said.

After being put in the back of a police car, Armstrong said she would sue the cops and have them fired.

Officers wrote that she threatened to 'get us', the Herald-Dispatch reported. 

Armstrong's eldest son, Jesse, defended his mother, saying she went to church and was a peaceful person. 

Armstrong allegedly attacked her 15-year-old son after he returned from the Mexican fast food restaurant (pictured) in Milton, West Virginia, with the wrong toppings on her burrito

Armstrong allegedly attacked her 15-year-old son after he returned from the Mexican fast food restaurant (pictured) in Milton, West Virginia, with the wrong toppings on her burrito

 Video courtesy of WCHS

Cpl Bishop disagreed, saying: 'There's a difference between spanking your kid and punching your child in the face. 

'There's no sense in ever getting into an argument like that over a burrito - just let it go.' 

Armstrong is charged with child abuse and misdemeanor obstruction, intimidating a public official and disorderly conduct.

She is being held at Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, West Virginia, on a $31,000 bond.  

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