A Kenosha woman was charged with a felony for allegedly attempting to stab her son on Christmas Eve.

Tamica Lanier, 35, was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon.

Kenosha Police responded to a call to Lanier’s home made by one of her children who said her mother had pulled a knife on her. The caller told dispatchers that her brother had taken the knife away from her mother.

When police arrived they found the 20-year-old son holding the knife his mother had used, which police described as having a four-inch blade.

The son told police he had just come home from picking up one of his two younger sisters. His mother wanted to take the keys to the car, which is registered in both of their names, and he refused, saying he did not want to be left in charge of his sisters.

The complaint states that the son stayed in the living room, but a teenage sister went to his room to try to protect his things. He then heard the sister screaming “she has a knife” and “she’s going to stab me” and ran to her aid. He said he saw his mother stabbing his air mattress with a knife.

He attempted to take the knife from her and she jabbed him in the chest with the knife, hitting the chest pocket of his coat. The complaint states that he had a knit hat in the pocket of his coat, and the knife struck the jacket and hat and bent, but did not go through.

The son refused to sign a complaint against his mother.

She was released on a signature bond.