Josh Waring faces murder charges after allegedly shooting a man, but Lauri Peterson’s boy has a long history of violence! The ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ star’s son allegedly ‘threatened’ to stab his wife after fighting with her family!
Though Josh Waring’s arrest shocked fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County, the 27-year-old son of ex-cast member, Lauri Peterson, 57, has been known to be a violent man. His marriage reportedly fell apart after he threatened to attack his wife and his in-laws!
Josh’s wife, Hannah Waring, filed for a temporary restraining order against him on September 21, 2011, according to court documents obtained by Radar Online. “I’m terrified,” she wrote. “I fear my family, myself, or my belongings will be hurt or destroyed.” There’s a reason for her worry, as she claims Josh allegedly got into a “physical” fight with Hannah’s relatives. He allegedly threatened her and “threatened to stab my family.”
Hannah also requested an annulment or dissolution of their then-seven month marriage. She reportedly cited “daily conflict” and “drug/alcohol abuse” as reasons for this dissolution. She also claimed Josh was responsible for “constant manipulation, lying, cheating and the inability to change obsessive behavior.” She and her family were eventually granted a temporary restraining order that legally required Josh to stay 100 yards away from her.
Josh wound up in some serious trouble with the law on June 20. After Cost Mesa police responded to a report of a shooting, they found a 35-year-old man shot in the lower torso. Josh was identified as the alleged shooter. When police approached him, he reportedly fled in a stolen BMW. He was finally busted and charged with theft, felony evading, suspicion of attempted murder, hit and run and one charge of assault and battery.
This horrible news about Josh would break his mother’s heart, but Lauri is sadly used to this. She left RHOC in 2008 to help him out, as he was jailed for heroin possession. “I needed to really pull back, concentrate on my emotional well being and deal with the aftermath of the arrest,” she told the Orange County Register. She returned in 2013 for its 8th season.
What do you think about Josh reportedly threatening to stab his wife and her family, HollywoodLifers? Is this shocking or are you not surprised?