An Omaha woman spent two days in jail after biting her teenage daughter while they were in the car. She was charged with felony child abuse.
The story comes from the Omaha Police blotter.
On Sunday, November 16th the 15-year old girl went to police and told them her mother had attacked her. The teen told investigators a story of her mother biting her face, pinching and otherwise abusing her.
The girl's mother tells Channel Six News there's a lot more to the story. She admits to the biting and says it was wrong and that she is ashamed of it. But adds she was also defending herself against the kicking from her bigger teenage daughter. "She wanted to fight and always seems to snap on me."
The teenager had runaway. Once she was found on Sunday, officers told her she had to go home. "I had a missing persons report on my daughter. She had been missing since Halloween (3 weeks). The day she called and surfaced up was Sunday."
The mother, who's 33, is beside herself when it comes to controlling her rebellious daughter. "The problem we're having is this 19-year old boy that she's chasing down and I don't want her to have any dealings with him. He's too old for my daughter."
The 15-year old is currently with her father. Wednesday, the mother had her other daughter taken by the state while this investigated. The mother tells Channel 6 that the judge told her -- she should safe haven the teenager.
The mother will be back in court December 22nd.