Woman takes a bat to boy on bike who hit her

Woman takes a bat to boy on bike who hit her


A South Side woman was arrested for felonious assault and a 14-year-old boy was cited for assault after police said the two hit each other about 5:30 p.m. Friday on a South Side street.

Police were called to Mabel Avenue for a report of a woman with a baseball bat. The juvenile told police he was riding his bike when the woman pulled up in her car and yelled an obscenity at him. The boy then punched her in the face, reports said.

Stephanie Brown, 32, then hit the boy in the leg with a bat, reports said. The boy was cited for assault because he admitted to hitting Brown and was released to his mother, reports said. Brown was arrested on a charge of felonious assault and taken to the Mahoning County jail. She told police the boy’s family had been harassing her all summer.

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