Mother and son arrested, using trash can as weapon

Derek O' Connell
Derek O' Connell
Carol Ruschmire
Carol Ruschmire

Posted by Sheli Muniz -email

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX)--- A mother and son have been arrested after a verbal argument gets physical.

Port St. Lucie police say 44-year-old Derek O'Connell accused his mother of throwing a garbage can full of waste on him. His mother, 67-year-old Carol Ruschmire, is accused of throwing the trash can right back.

They were both arrested for domestic battery. Just before they were taken in, O'Connell's girlfriend was taken to St. Lucie county jail for an unrelated violation of probation warrant out of state.