Mother jailed in heated argument over air conditioning

Published: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5:08 p.m.

A woman pulled a knife on her son Sunday morning because he would not leave the door open to her Northeast side home with the air conditioning on, according to an Alachua County jail booking report.

Eric D’Sean Rawls told Gainesville police officers that about 10 a.m., he and his mom, Rosa Mae Sanders, 65, were in an argument about leaving a door opened at her Northeast 15th Street home while the air conditioning was on. The verbal altercation became heated when she pulled out a pocket knife.

Sanders “opened the knife, threatening to stab the victim if he shut the door again, while advancing on him” the report stated.

Rawls left the apartment and called police. Officers arrived, found a folding pocketknife in Sanders’ purse, and booked her into the jail on a charge of aggravated assault.

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