INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – The mother of a 6-year-old has been arrested in connection with the video of a fight at an Indiana Walmart that went viral earlier this week.
Police said the fight started at the Beech Grove Walmart after two women began exchanging words.
A 6-year-old boy is also seen in the video getting involved in the fight, throwing kicks and punches, and at one point hitting one of the women with a shampoo bottle.
Amber Stephenson was charged Friday with neglect of a dependent (a Level 6 Felony) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (a Class A Misdemeanor) reported WXIN-TV.
Earlier this week, a woman identifying herself as Stephenson told radio station WZPL’s Smiley Morning Show that she was standing up for an employee when she got into a fight with a woman on a motorized scooter.
“(The woman) was sitting there yelling at an employee at Walmart, and she was telling her that she was a (expletive) and that she was going to get out of the chair and whoop her (expletive),” the woman said.
Stephenson also talked about the role her son played in the fight.
“My son takes martial arts classes. He’s been going to the gym for several years with his father. I mean, he’s been in the gym for a long time,” she said. “He got a little crazy. I don’t have to worry about him ever being bullied.”
On the video, Stephenson is heard telling her son, “punch her in her face…punch her in her (expletive) face.” As the fight continued, the boy then hit Mills and attacked her with a shampoo bottle.
The video is several minutes long, and at no point does any security show up to break things up.
Beech Grove Police had said they were alarmed at the behavior of the young boy and were raising questions about the environment in which he was being raised.
The other woman seen in the video is not expected to face charges, according to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
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Read more from the court documents obtained by WXIN-TV.