62-year-old Althea Ricketts was charged with aggravated child abuse after she beat her son for having a Facebook page. Her son (whose name and age was not released) was beaten with a computer cable, police said.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Ricketts found out about his Facebook page on Friday after her friend said he posted a disturbing message that suggested that he might try to hurt himself.

Ricketts told police that she was mad not because of what he said, but because he lied to her about being on Facebook altogether.  The Apopka, FL. woman told the arresting officer that hitting a child with a cable is a common way of disciplining kids where she comes from.

Let's see.  She's 62 years old.  I don't think computer cables were available to the public when she was a little girl.  Matter of fact, I don't think any kind of "cable" was available to the public when she was a little girl.

Unless she's more spry that meets the eye, her "son" has to be like, 30-something, am I right?  

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