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No arrest after woman allegedly strikes child, throws her schoolbooks out of car

Mason City Police
Mason City Police

MASON CITY – There will be no charges filed against a woman who, allegedly, struck a young girl and ordered her out of a car near downtown Mason City this week.

NIT was alerted to the incident, which involved an older, un-named woman who was shouting at a child riding in her car just after 3 PM Wednesday afternoon at 4th Street NW and Washington Avenue. According to video footage viewed by NIT, the woman could be heard shouting at a young girl, perhaps 10 years of age, with no hair in a pink coat. The woman threw the girl’s school books out of the car and then ordered the distraught girl out of the car.

Police told NIT that on November 18 at 3:11 PM, “a witness reported an older female struck a child inside her car and then threw the child’s bookbag out of the car and made the child get out of the car (near 4th Street and North Washington).”

The witness and the woman traded words, before the woman drove a few feet away and then allowed the child back into the gold-colored car.  She then drove away.

Police said they spoke with the woman and the child later at their residence.

“Both subjects were interviewed separately,” a spokesman explained. “Each female told officers there was a verbal argument but no physical violence.”

No charges were filed.

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