Hostage over ironing

A US man has been arrested for taking his mother hostage at gunpoint for six hours after she refused to do his ironing.

Robert Edward Tyrrell Jr, 29, lives with his parents. He stated that doing the ironing was "woman's work": When his mum refused to iron his clothes, he pulled out a gun, took his mother's keys and mobile phone, and refused to let her leave the house.

The 51-year-old mother eventually managed to escape, and went to the police station. Deputies were dispatched to the home where Tyrrell surrendered without incident. He is now facing charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

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