Attention Moms: Don't Get Caught Cheering On Your Kid In A YouTube Video Fight

A Florida mother who stood on the sidelines cheering on her daughter during a planned high school fight between the teen and another girl was arrested today for child abuse.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office affidavit, April Newcomb, 39, can be seen on multiple YouTube videos “encouraging” her daughter “to physically fight” with the other girl. The videos, one of which can be viewed below, were filmed by attendees of the fight, which occurred in a vacant field near Palmetto High School.

As seen in this still, it appears most teens present came prepared to record the fisticuffs. 

When questioned by a cop, Newcomb, pictured in the mug shot at right, claimed that she only attended the bout between the two 16-year-old combatants in order “to make sure nothing got out of hand.” She also wanted to look out for her daughter’s health since the teen had “sustained a skull fracture from a previous incident approximately two years ago.”

"Of course we were both wrong and I understand that," Newcomb said, adding, "I understand where ya’ll are coming from.”  

As her daughter is being throttled by a larger girl, Newcomb can be heard at one point yelling to her child, “Don’t fucking stop.” Later in the video, apparently serving as her offspring’s corner man, Newcomb advises, “Punch her in the fucking body.”

Newcomb can also be seen at the clip’s outset, arriving with her daughter’s entourage as the teen's opponent bounced about in preparation for the fight.

Comments (132)

I was there.. It was sick as hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@pokemonsnap - dude is that cassidy girl on facebook... wanna send her a friend request
u think cassidy won???
>will your look at the real picture? All the president been white< Doesn't this say it all? Barely literate, barely coherent, spouting PC nonsense. Learn some English then post.
will your look at the real picture? All the president been white , now that we have a half white president ( President Obama) everything is his fault, the oil spill the unemployment and everything else you people want to blame on him for, the girls out in a field like under tame dogs,and the jackass watching them is no better. By the way Obama is twelve cousin to Dick Channey kin to Sen. Brown and Bush also. this country has been ran by WHITE PEOPLE ? So THINK who got us in this mess? Poor parents don't have chance these days with the out of control teens and the abuse from you kids, I do not have kids I'm glad I don't one of your cause I would be in jail. As R. king said can't we just get alone. God help us with this messed up people in it . By the way Bush said he didn't know the economic was this bad right before he left office, you can check all this out on google. So parents I feel sorry for your. This is the answer to you statment
"this country has been ran by WHITE PEOPLE ? So THINK who got us in this mess? " By 'this mess' I presume you mean the fact that America is the richest and strongest country on the planet? Seems to me white people have done a pretty good job of running things so far.
I call unfair cat fight. The chick on top is built like a dude.
For those that live outside of Florida, please understand that IQ levels of around 100+ resides only on the coastline. The interior is filled with white trash, rednecks and cowboys. Only the cowboys are decent folk. I do not mean to disparage them. Unfortunately, their population is dwindling.
@Canis - Very true! Being a New York native and living in PSL now, I can truly attest to the ignorance inland - when referring to that you only have to say one county - Okeechobee.!
Please understand this, while you attempt to not be disparaging, insulting to the rest of the interior population of Florida and in your attempt in being funny, you made yourself look retarded. Palmetto (where this fight occurred) is on the coast line of the Gulf of Mexico (approx. 30 miles south of Tampa and 15 miles north of the beautiful beaches of Sarasota). On top of that much of Palmetto is Cowboy Country. I will agree that there is a lot of trash in Florida (as a resident of Florida and a NY Native) but there is a bunch of crazy crap that goes on down here. With that in mind, there is crazy trash everywhere you go. Suburban and inner-city living does not give you a pass on the stupidity table!