Footage of the beating was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, and quickly made its way to Reddit. The person who uploaded the video claimed that the mom was egging on her young daughter, who ended up beating the younger girl so bad she had to be taken to the hospital.
The video’s description had more details (the mother’s name has been redacted until it is verified).
“North Carolina mother caught on video encouraging her 17 yr old daughter to beat, kick, and smother a 14 yr old girl over an alleged missing $30. She stands in the way preventing aid as others want to help the girl and she shouts words of encouragement for her daughter to continue with the attack. The girl beaten was taken to the hospital after being kicked in the head and side of the face and thankfully checked out ok. What a senseless and disgusting display of bad parenting and what kind of sick person actually promotes violence among children!? No wonder the youth of today are so messed up with POS role models like these. Criminal charges are being sought in the incident.”
The disturbing incident actually isn’t the first time that a parent has forced a young child to fight. Last month, a Florida mom set up a fight between her 13-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old girl she claimed was a bully. The mom, Tabitha Anne Bennett, allegedly shouted at her daughter to beat up the other girl.
Police said the mom even taunted the older girl on Facebook, warning that she was bringing her daughter to fight the girl. Bennett was arrested on charges of child abuse, assault, and battery.
Other parents have shared video of their forced fights. Last year a Niagara Falls, New York, woman was arrested and charged with forcing her teenage daughter to fight another girl, then posting video of the brawl on social media.
Police charged 34-year-old Eula McCray with third-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.
Details were light on the North Carolina mom who forced her daughter to fight. While the YouTube video notes that charges are being sought, the details weren’t immediately available and it hasn’t appeared to hit Charlotte-area news outlets yet.
[Image via YouTube screenshot]