A Mesa mother has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her daughter’s teenage boyfriend, after catching the two teens in bed together. Police say 36-year-old Jeanette Salas Woods came home to find a teen boy in her teenage daughter’s bedroom, and assaulted him. Both teens are 16. It happened November 26 near Broadway and 75th Place in Mesa. The victim told police that he and the suspect’s daughter had consensual sex, and then he fell asleep in her bedroom.
He says he woke to being punched in the face by an adult female, who was allegedly screaming expletives at him. That female was later identified as Woods. The assault continued, and at one point, according to the victim, Woods was straddling him while he was still lying in bed while she continued to strike him in the face and body. He told police that at one point, he was struck so hard he lost control of his bladder and urinated on himself. The victim was able to free himself from being pinned down.
He told police he ran out of the house wearing only a pair of jeans while being pursued by Woods. Once out in the street, Woods allegedly continued to strike the victim, causing him to then vomit while he was still attempting to get away. The assault only stopped after Woods reportedly stated she was “going to get her cousins to take care of the victim.” The victim finally ran away, but left his car parked at the house. Later, his car was found to have extensive damage, and several valuable items were reportedly missing from the vehicle.
According to the police report, Woods admitted to striking the victim out of anger due to her finding him in bed with her daughter. She also claims he was “mouthing off and disrespecting her.” Woods also admitted using a baseball bat to cause the damage to victim’s car. She stated she then drove the car down the street so it wouldn’t be seen in front of her house. Woods went on to tell the officer she had no knowledge of the missing items from the victim’s car. The damage to the car was estimated at $5,300.