On June 4th, 2015, in the shampoo aisle at Walmart, Amber, accompanied by her six (6) y/o son, got into a scrap with another woman, namely 39 y/o Rebecca Mills. The reasons for the woman on woman brawl are irrelevant to this blog post (but for those of you nosy folks who just have to know apparently Rebecca was having words with a store employee which Amber overheard and then Amber chose to involve herself in the heated discussion, prompting the other woman and Amber to go at it – in the words of the prosecution spokesperson it was a “mutually combative situation” – and the reason that this is irrelevant is because when the cops were summoned to the scene it was also their opinion that the two adult women had engaged in a consensual battle with no one being injured… in fact, when cops watched the video footage – which had been shot by another customer, responding cops reportedly laughed… you can see the video footage here) but what is relevant is that Amber was arrested within days of the video going viral on YouTube. Here are some still photo’s from the video footage.
What is not shown in the still clips, and what the responding officers failed to notice, but what is also responsible for the viral nature of the video, is Amber’s six (6) y/o sons’ involvement in the melee. While the two (2) “adult” women lunged at each other and were scrapping on the ground, and as witnesses were shouting at them to stop, Amber’s son got involved by throwing shampoo bottles at the Rebecca, the woman who was pinned down by his mother. Amber is clearly heard during the video screaming “Johnny, punch her in the face! Johnny, punch her in her f*cking face!”… and, not surprisingly, the boy does as his mother instructed. It is this tidbit that prompted the Indiana prosecutors’ concern for the “safety and welfare of the child”.