One Baltimore teen found out the hard way what happens when moms attack -- and the city’s top cop is giving her props.

An infuriated, but also a clearly concerned, woman went after her wannabe rioter son, reports WMAR-TV after reportedly  seeing him on TV throwing rocks at cop over the death of Freddie Gray.\

“You want to be out here doing this dumb sh-t?” she is heard screaming in between trying to grab him by the neck and smacking upside the head.

“Get the f–k over here. Get over here now, do you hear what I say?!”

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said every parent should be doing the same thing to halt the rioting.

“In one scene you had a mother who grabbed a child who had a hood on his head and started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed,” he said  Monday night. “I wish there were more parents out there who took charge of their kids tonight.”

 “Take control of your kids. This is our city, let’s make a difference,” he said.

John A. Oswald is Metro.US Editor-at-Large. Follow him on Twitter - @nyc_oz