A Florida mother faces criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a school bus assistant because her daughter was dropped off 30 minutes late.
According to Crime-Online, the alleged victim said the bus was dropping off children in Bradenton on October 2 when 36-year-old mother Erica Piedra entered the school bus screaming and cursing.
The assistant then claimed Piedra pushed her up against a wall and nearly caused her to fall.
The bus assistant later told authorities that she is nine months pregnant.
A Florida woman was arrested Tuesday, days after she allegedly attacked a school bus assistant because her daughter was dropped off at her bus stop 30 minutes late.Crime-Online
According to Florida outlet WFLA, the mother entered the school bus in a rage because it was 30 minutes late in dropping off her child.
Piedra was taken into custody on Tuesday after the alleged victim reported the incident four days after it happened.
Detectives say they interviewed witnesses — including the driver — who confirmed the bus assistant’s side of the story, despite there being no video evidence of the attack.
Piedra told police that she did not assault the woman — the mother only cursed her out for the school bus being late.
There were no injuries, and the camera footage does not have the angle of the bus stairs where the incident took place.WFLA Tampa
Piedra was booked into the Manatee County Jail Tuesday on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.
According to Newsweek, the bus assistant reported the alleged assault because she grew increasingly fearful for her safety whenever the school bus approached the Florida mother’s stop on successive school nights.
Piedra has since been released on bond.
It was not immediately clear if she had retained an attorney to comment on the allegations.
However, Piedra told Bradenton police she only cursed at the bus driver, and did not get onto the bus or shove the assistant into the wall.
According to ABC affiliate WWSB, the school bus assistant told authorities that the Florida mom would have known she was far along in her pregnancy during their interaction.
Despite the alleged assault leaving the woman shaken, she has not reported any physical injuries from the encounter.
The Bradenton Police Department did not immediately respond to Newsweek’s request for comment,
It was not immediately clear when Piedra is due back in court for a hearing.
Piedra was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery.