The mother of a Florida teen arrested in a fight that later showed up on YouTube found herself behind bars after two violent altercations with her daughter over the weekend, MyFOXTampaBay.com reported.
Polk County deputies arrested Christina Garcia, 35, on Saturday night. Garcia is the mother of Mercades Nichols, one of several teens arrested in April 2008 after the group videotaped themselves beating another teen girl. That video was posted on the video-sharing site YouTube.
Authorities were called to the home of Mary Nichols, Garcia's mother and Nichols' grandmother, where the teen lives with her grandmother, MyFOXTampaBay.com reported.
Investigators told the station that Garcia and Nichols had one fight around 4 p.m. and another at 5 p.m. Garcia allegedly grabbed Nichols by the hair, kicked her and spit at her. Garcia was arrested and charged with two counts of battery and domestic violence.
She was released on bond.
"At this point I can't comment on the incident, but at the end of the day she's still my daughter," Garcia told MyFOXTampaBay. "I love her and I just think it's best that we go our separate ways right now. And that's all."