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)

Ramon, I know exactly where Palmetto is and I stand by my statement. I have lived on the coast and in the interior of Floriduh, and the IQ drop is very pronounced once you are 10 miles inland. The old time cowboys are mostly gone, as well as any character the interior possessed. Take a good look at that picture. I stand by my post.
That was awesome! Both girls had a smidgen of some training in fighting. I don't know why the smaller girl didn't go for the guillotine when she had the chance towards the end but the knee to the head made up for it. The mom was very trashy and her use of vulgarities almost ruined the video for me. I imagine the apple wont fall far from the tree with that sort of support from her mother. The two girls fighting here isn't the story, that's been going on as long as humans have been around. The mother encouraging her actions is the problem here. On the positive side, It's nice seeing kids work things out the old fashioned way instead of drive by shooting like so many of them do now.
Should have had Don King to promote it in a chain-link lined octagon and charged money to view it on pay-per-view . Then it would have be A-OK.
This is the youth of today!!!!! Holy crap….we are in DEEP DEEP trouble.!!!!! What a bunch of losers! I don’t know which are worse the girls or the guys!!!! These morons must have parents that are married cousins. The guy on the video sounds like (and probably looks like) a complete idiot. This is why America in in trouble… because they will breed and vote
Lady, you need to stop talking. Your mangling of our language gives you away. The fact you support your daughter engaging in a potentially fatal activity speaks VOLUMES about your intelligence. As for your future in the Coast Guard, I suspect once they find out about this incident, they will (wisely) reconsider employing someone like you. I would not feel safe knowing you were involved with an organization charged with protecting American lives. You are simply an idiot.
This is hilarious. The people who are insisting that these girls and participants are not white trash have two things in common; they all have terrible English language skills, and they condone low class behavior. I am beginning to think that these posts are satirical rather than real.
People you are witnessing reverse evolution. The low IQ breeders have overpopulated our society.
Yes, we are in trouble. These people are white trash plain and simple truly just disgusting people. The problem is that survival of the fittest does not apply anymore, people can be worthless and the state will always be there to keep them breathing and breeding, creating more worthless piles of shiat like these people. Bring darwins theory of evolution back into play and advance the human race. These things should never have come into existence, hopefully they'll find a way to take each other out. And yes Palmetto white trash ground zero, do not kid yourself.
I don't see what is wrong with 2 kids have a controlled fight, no knives, no guns, no 10 on 1. While you may say Palmetto is white trash ground zero and condemn these people as white trash, at least it was a 1 on 1 fight. The suburbs and the cities are full of white kids dying to be gang bangers and gang bangers trying to take over the block, the town, or the community they live in-yet these 2 girls having a fair fist fight are trash. I see. You know we judge without looking in our own backyards. Sometimes talk doesn't work and you have to take action. These girls fought with some sense of honor at least. One on one, which in this day and age is something most teens (including your own-the people commenting on here) are not willing to do anymore. How often do you hear of a kid taking a gun to school because he couldn't take no more or another kid getting beaten half to death by multiple attackers? It happens all the time, yet the 2 kids, that fight fairly one on one are trash! What is wrong with mom taking her daughters back to ensure nobody jumps in against her daughter? Like I said sometimes action is needed. If mom understood that there was no other alternative, the best she could do was support her daughter. How many of you got picked on and beat up by the school bully and had nobody to turn to, or a parent that changed your schedule on you or sent you to a different school, instead of dealing with the issue at hand, only to get picked on by a different bully? Sometimes calling the principal and not letting your kid deal with the situation,creates a much worse situation (IE. Columbine). Kids that were ostracized by the students in their school, schools and parents that would do nothing to the bullies. cont....
couldnt agree more