The mother saw her son on television throwing rocks at police, reports ABC Baltimore affiliate WMAR. That's when she'd had enough, dishing up a dose of discipline.
The pair was identified as Toya Graham, a single mother of six, and her 16-year-old son, according to the Associated Press.
In the video, she chases the adolescent around, slapping him and giving him a profanity-laced lecture that rioting is not OK.
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WMAR said that the city's police commissioner, Anthony Batts, applauded Graham's actions.
Several juveniles are part of these aggressive groups. WE ARE ASKING ALL PARENTS TO LOCATE THEIR CHILDREN AND BRING THEM HOME.— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 27, 2015
It wasn't just the police praising this parenting style.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.