Police arrest mother after video of Walmart fight involving 6-year-old goes viral

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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.

WARNING: The below video may be considered graphic by some viewers

Read more from the court documents obtained by WXIN-TV.

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  • Marty Parks

    At the very least the Lady that got out of the chair should be charged with assault and battery. The video clearly shows her getting out of her “Handicap” chair and instigating as well as throwing the first punches!!!! Whats wrong with people????

    • Gary

      I agree with you 10000% the woman in the scooter started the fight got her ass whooped and now doesn’t have to face charges? What is wrong with our judicial system. Getting your butt whooped should not get you off the hook. You provoked it took the first punch and got beat but no charges? In the words of Mike Ditka ” C’mon Man”

      • Karen

        She’s not being charged for fighting, she’s being charged because she got her child involved.

  • TrueCitizen

    he’s been going to them gym for years! like what, since 2-3 years old? lol he must be pretty buff

  • courtney

    If I saw someone attack my mom I would do the exact same thing. That other woman should be facing charges for her pitiful act of riding around in a scooter that wasn’t needed for anything other than her lazyness and proceeding to attack a citizen who has full rights to fight back. I dont know either of these parties but this is wrong.

  • James West

    This video is garbage. The side bar effects and facial blurring suck. The clean video is on YouTube.


    Why not set up precincts in Wal Marts? Municipalities would likely rake in more fees than they do in texting or DUI stings!!

  • Melissa

    Who wrote this article? The author states “…boy then hit Mills and attached her with a shampoo bottle.” You mean “attacked” right? I can’t believe this is the caliber of writing today. Proof read the article before you it publish.

  • Ruben

    wow and nobody bothered to stop these 2 ratchet bitches from fighting ..smh.. yall sum burnt ass people scary ass people at least get the kid..

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