Angered that her grandson ate too much bacon at breakfast, a 63-year-old woman chased the boy out of her Pennsylvania home and pinned him down on the front lawn, where she blasted him in the face with a garden hose, police allege. Marilee Ann Kolynych was arrested on Tuesday evening for endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct charges. Her grandson, 9, was not injured during the attack.
In a Clifton Heights Police Department report, Officer James Press noted that the child “stated that he had been getting tortured by his grandmother … all day for an incident that took place during breakfast.” The matter involved the child consuming more bacon than anyone else, which angered Kolynych.
A witness said that Kolynych chased her grandson around the yard before throwing him to the ground and “sitting on top of him beating him on his legs and spraying water at very close range into [the boy’s] face.” The child told police that “the nozzle setting was on full blast.”
The child eventually broke free and “ran across the street, using a neighbour’s phone to call his mother, who was in the basement while the incident was taking place out front.” Even after the boy’s mother arrived outside, a witness reported, Kolynych continued to chase after the child. Kolynych, free on bail, is set for a July 7 preliminary hearing.