A Florida mother was arrested after allegedly instructing her son to punch a child in the “balls and gut” in a fight that authorities say she took part in, a report said.
Jamie Gensler, 35, is accused of instigating the fight last Friday night outside a home in Orange City, according to an arrest report obtained by ClickOrlando.
The victim was walking alone when the mother approached and began berating him for recently pushing over a basketball hoop.
She then called on her son to come outside and fight the child, the report said.
Gensler allegedly gave her son directions on where to aim his punches before joining the fray herself.
She is accused of punching and slapping the child as he tried to get off the ground, the report said.
The victim suffered a large cut above his right eye.
Gensler later told police the victim and other children had been trying to get her son to fight them earlier in the day.
Police charged the mother with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.