Police arrested a teenaged mother Tuesday night after she allegedly threw a car seat at family members and hit them repeatedly with a plastic mini blinds dowel.
The girl, 14, became enraged when her mother held her 8-month-old son, despite her mother having custody of the child, according to a Sandusky police report.
The girl lives with her sister, 26, in the 2400 block of Pioneer Trail, where the incident occurred. Their mother lives in Kentucky with the girl’s baby and brought him to visit the pair Tuesday.
Before Tuesday’s brawl, the girl accidentally pinched her son’s finger in his crib, making him cry, according to the report. When her mother consoled the baby instead of letting the girl hold him, they began arguing. Her sister tried to break up the fight, which quickly turned violent.
During the scuffle, the girl started punching her sister and whipping her with a plastic dowel used to adjust mini blinds, injuring her fingers, according to the report. She then chucked a car seat at her mother.
The girl’s mother pinned her on her bed, and the girl allegedly kicked her multiple times in the stomach.
Police arrived at about 10:30 p.m. and broke up the fight. They restrained the girl, who yelled and flailed her arms until they threatened to charge her with resisting arrest, according to the report. She claimed she was trying to defend herself because her mother and sister “jumped on her” and hit her.
The girl calmed down, and police cited her with two counts of domestic violence and one count of unruly juvenile. They took her to the Erie County Detention Center, per the center’s request.