Mom targeted son in drive-by shooting: police

A mother determined to get her cellphone back from her 46-year-old son shot at him as he rode on a bicycle in Florida, police said.

Priscilla Ann Ethridge, 66 — who was arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm — allegedly fired a shot at her son after an argument caused him to storm out of the Panama City Beach home they share, the Gainesville Sun reports.

Ethridge then grabbed a .22 revolver and left the residence, saying, “I’ll be damned if I let him have the last word” on her way out the door, her nephew told deputies with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

She soon caught up with her adult son on Front Beach Road, where Ethridge’s son, pedaling on his bike, grabbed her car door before she squeezed off a shot to “scare” him into letting go. She later told deputies she thought her son left with her cellphone and she followed after him to get it back, according to a police report.

Ethridge’s son said he took off on his bike to get away from his mother, adding that she yelled she was going to shoot him before pulling the trigger. He wasn’t shot, but the bullet came “very close” to striking him, according to the report.

Investigators later seized Ethridge’s gun, which was found with one spent shell casing in its chamber. Her cellphone, meanwhile, was later found at her home.

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