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 attached 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.


  • Eleanor Falcheck

    I’m very happy to know she has been arrested . I also question this woman’s mothering abilities. Also courious if she is collecting disability? After this video I’m sure she won’t be sucking off of the tax payers!

  • Bradley

    I feel with this if you saw your mother being attacked at that age would you just sit there and watch. That would be a big fat NO. Like anyone one I know your going to protect the ones you love. It’s just disappointing how no one tried to stop the fight but instead they record. Instead of yelling at the child break the fight up it must have been traumatizing for that boy to watch someone attack his mother.

  • MaryKay Deroba

    The Lady in the wheel chr. sure got her butt up and strted fighting fast enough, if disabled I would have something broke at that point. And the child should not be with that Mother

  • Butter Mc Crane

    Wow considering she “needed” that scooter to get around Walmart, she sure moved fast when she jumped off it to attack the other lady and had no trouble rolling around on the floor and getting up. Both of the women should have gotten into trouble.

    • CM

      She very well could have needed it. MS limits your mobility. Yes, you can get around (which explains her ability to partake in the fight), however they can often be limited on the distance they can go and the amount of time before pain sets in.

  • Dan K

    the scooter lady initiated the fight…. not sure why only one of them got arrested. Maybe because she won? Im also not sure how this has turned into neglect or child abuse…. the boy was trying to protect his mother, most young boys will try to do that to siblings and parents.

  • Ruthann

    They should both be arrested. The shameful person in the scooter clearly started it but will get away with her actions. Not that either one was right but both should get charges pressed against them.

  • Korg

    That’s BS clearly the scum riding a scooter that some true person in need could have used started the whole thing.

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