A Maryland woman was arrested last month for allegedly throwing her phone at her mother after she refused to give her a ride to a yoga class.
Court documents obtained by Washington, D.C. news affiliate ABC 7 state that the incident took place in August 2017, though the accused woman, 30-year-old Holly Albert of Potomac, Md., was not actually arrested by Montgomery County police until this February, some 18 months later.
Albert has been charged with second-degree assault and is accused of hurling the house phone at her mother’s head after getting upset when the older woman declined to take her to the yoga class. Albert, who is described as being unemployed and living at her parents’ home, wanted to attend the class for meditative purposes, her mom told police.
Albert’s mother called 911 with the same phone after it allegedly struck her. When police arrived, they found her with a cut to the head, a bloodied shirt and hair “matted down with blood.”
Despite the alleged assault, Albert’s parents are standing by their daughter. They have reportedly hired her a defense attorney and her mother wrote a statement defending her to the court.
“I freely state that at all times since those events, up to the present, Holly Anne has lived with me and her father without any incident or reason whatsoever that would cause either of us to fear for our safety or well-being,” the statement obtained by ABC 7 reads. “Moreover, I believe that it is in Holly Anne’s best interest that she continue to reside with us, rather than have to make other living arrangements pending a future trial date. Holly Anne is currently unemployed and we are providing her with financial and other support at this time.”
The statement continued, “It is Holly Anne’s wish and decision to address and resolve the subject proceeding, and to that end she is voluntarily surrendering herself to the outstanding warrant. Knowing Holly Anne as I do, I am confident that she intends to appear at every court date necessary to bring this matter to a close.”
Albert is due in court on March 19 for a preliminary hearing.