Mother hid in toilet as police swooped on home to arrest druggy son

Terrified mother hid in toilet as 49 police officers surrounded her home to arrest her drug-crazed son, 21, during 12-hour rooftop siege after she told him to move out

  • Curtis Green, 21, flew into a rage when Lorraine, 53, told him he had to move out
  • A court heard Green caused £1,000 of damage to the house in Newport, Gwent
  • He smashed window, mirrors, door and television before clambering on the roof
  • Mrs Green shut herself in the toilet to hide as husband Norman, 63, called police
  • Green jailed for two years, two months and handed three-year restraining order

Curtis Green, 21, flew into a rage when Lorraine, 53, told him it was time to move out of their house in Newport, Gwent, Wales

A terrified mother hid in a toilet when 49 police officers swooped on her home to arrest her drug-crazed son in a 12-hour rooftop siege.

Curtis Green, 21, flew into a rage when Lorraine, 53, told him it was time to move out of their house in Newport, Gwent, south-east Wales.

A court heard Green caused £1,000 of damage by smashing a window, mirrors, door and television before clambering on to the roof of their large detached house.

Mrs Green locked herself in the downstairs toilet to hide away as her husband Norman, 63, called police.

Prosecutor Suzanne Payne said: ‘His father begged officers to take him away as he couldn’t take any more.

‘His mother was hiding in the downstairs toilet such was her fear of her son. He had taken a cocktail of crack cocaine and alcohol. Both his parents were terrified of him.’

Cardiff Crown Court heard Green climbed on to the roof and began hurling tiles off during the incident in March.

A total of 49 police including armed officers were called to the house as Green shouted threats during the 12-hour stand off.

A total of 49 police including armed officers were called to the house as Green shouted threats during the 12-hour stand off (pictured) 

Mrs Payne said: ‘Green climbed on the roof of the porch and threw a tile which damaged the windscreen of his father’s car.

‘He then started shouting obscenities and throwing slates at the police officers who had arrived. One of the slates struck an officer in the leg, causing him pain.

‘A firearms team were deployed. The defendant headbutted a pane of glass, injuring his face and head.

‘He held pieces of glass and was threatening to self-harm and he had taken a cocktail of crack cocaine, base and alcohol. Both his parents were terrified of him.’

The court heard during the rooftop siege Mrs Green hid behind a curtain.

Green stayed on the roof all night but agreed to come down the following morning on March 31 when he was arrested.

He admitted affray, assaulting an emergency worker and two counts of criminal damage.

Gareth Williams, mitigating, said: ‘He caused a lot of damage and is very sorry and remorseful to his parents for that. It was in one way a cry for help. The real risk was to himself rather than others.’

Green was jailed for two years and two months and handed a three-year restraining order from contacting his parents.

Judge Nicola Jones told him: ‘You left your parents terrified and extremely distressed.

‘As a result of this stand-off, 49 police officers attended, including a firearms team and a negotiator.

‘This was a significant amount of police and public resources during the time of a national pandemic.’

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DHS claims China hid coronavirus severity to hoard medical supplies

US officials believe China deliberately downplayed the country’s coronavirus outbreak in order to stock up on medical supplies needed to fight the illness, intelligence documents show.

In early January, Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world, according to a four-page Department of Homeland Security intelligence report obtained by the Associated Press.

The analysis also says that for much of January China delayed reporting the coronavirus “was a contagion” to the World Health Organization so they could import personal protective equipment.

The report, which is dated May 1 and marked “for official use only,” said China increased imports and decreased exports of medical supplies while downplaying the growing crisis.

The report’s conclusions were based on the 95 percent probability that China’s changes in imports and export behavior were not within normal range.

There is no public evidence to suggest that China deliberately withheld information for the purpose of hoarding the world’s medical supplies.

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NY man hid coronavirus in delivery room, now wife showing symptoms

A New York man hid his coronavirus symptoms so he could be in the birthing room with his wife — who now is showing signs of the contagion, according to a report Tuesday.

The upstate expectant dad had been exposed to the deadly virus and began suffering symptoms related to it before he entered the maternity ward at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, the Democrat & Chronicle said.

He only came clean after his wife gave birth and began showing symptoms herself, the site said.

“The mother became symptomatic shortly after delivering. That’s when the significant other admitted his potential exposure and that he was feeling symptomatic,” Chip Partner, a spokesman for the University of Rochester Medical Center, which includes Strong Memorial, told the Democrat.

The situation helped prompt the hospital system Monday to begin mandating that any visitors entering its sites with maternity wards will get their temperature taken.

In terms of visitors reporting symptoms, “It was purely an honor system before,” Partner said.

Some New York hospitals, including in the Big Apple, had announced they were banning dads-to-be and other relatives from the delivery room earlier this month because of health-safety fears involving the virus.

Gov. Cuomo then blocked the move with a decree this past weekend.

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