A 26-year-old woman was arrested and then detained after beating her 8-year-old boy in the street at Le Mans (Sarthe) on Tuesday. Maine Libre.
The young woman first screamed at her son before threatening to kill him and kick his legs. She was stopped by passers-by, who warned the police.
The boy is entrusted to his grandparents.
The mother will be summoned to court for "willful violence" on her child, says RTL.