One of the women involved in the Beech Grove Walmart brawl that was caught on video is now facing charges.
Not for assault, but for engaging her 6-year-old son in the bout.
Amber Stephenson, 34, Indianapolis, was charged Friday with neglect of a dependent and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Indianapolis Star, Stephenson allegedly instigated the fight at the Walmart on the night of June 4.
Court documents state Beech Grove Police were dispatched to the store at 10:32 p.m. on a report of a fight between two women.
Responding officers located the two women in the store’s health and beauty section. Court documents state the altercation had just ended when police arrived, and the women, later identified as Stephenson and Rebecca Mills, were suffering minor injuries.
Officers took initial statements from Stephenson and Mills, as well as Walmart employees and others who witnessed the fight.
Investigators, as stated in the affidavit, have concluded the brawl went down like this:
Mills, seen in the video cruising the store on a motorized scooter, had become upset with one of the Walmart employees for leaving carts filled with merchandise in the aisle. The employee was restocking the shelves for the next day and was using the carts to move products.
SOURCE: Michael Anthony Adams
The Indianapolis Star