WATCH: Why This Baltimore Woman Is Being Called 'Mom Of The Year'

| April 29 , 2015 , 12:00 IST
A Baltimore woman is being hailed as “mom of the year” after she was filmed hitting and berating his son, a suspected rioter. According to media reports, she saw him on television throwing rocks at police. "That's my only son and at the end of the day I don't want him to be a Freddie Gray," Toya Graham told a local news channel, referencing the 25-year-old man who had died while in police custody earlier in April. WMAR-TV captured footage of the woman screaming at the young man, 16, dressed from head to toe in black, to "take the mask off" and telling him to "get over here" as she slaps him. Graham is a single mom with six kids. She says, "I'm a no-tolerant mother. Everybody that knows me, know I don't play that." By late Monday night, the video had become so popular that Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts referenced the incident during a press conference, CBS Baltimore reported. He said that many of the rioters were young people from nearby high schools and he encouraged parents to tell their children to go home.