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Posted on Fri, Nov 26, 2010 : 6 a.m.

Woman faces charges for assaulting mother during failed drug intervention at Chelsea McDonald's

By Art Aisner

Chelsea police say an arrest warrant was issued for a woman who tried to beat her mother during a fight at a McDonald’s restaurant. 

The 44-year-old Texas woman with local ties faces one count of assault and battery for the Nov. 12 altercation at 1535 S. Main St.

Police Chief Ed Toth said the woman’s name will be released at her arraignment, which is currently unscheduled.

Officers responded to calls for a fight in progress at the restaurant at about 3 p.m. and spoke with the 69-year-old victim, who said her hair was yanked back as her daughter tried to punch her in the face, reports said.

She was not injured. Her daughter ran out of the restaurant and was found hiding behind another building about a block away. She was arrested without incident.

Toth said the confrontation started during an argument after the pair left a local Al-Anon meeting, which offers support to friends and families of alcoholics. The daughter took offense to the intervention and refused to seek treatment.

Reports indicate the woman’s last known address was in Austin, Texas, but Toth said she had recently become homeless and was staying with her mother in Saline.

Art Aisner is a freelance writer for Reach the news desk at or 734-623-2530.


Andrew MacKie-Mason

Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 5:22 p.m.

Also, regarding the headline: from what you said in the story, the fight was after, not during the failed intervention (by the way, you don't actually know that it failed), and the intervention does not appear to have happened at McDonald's.


Fri, Nov 26, 2010 : 10:31 p.m.

Tolerant of different opinions, not blatant criminal stupidity.


Fri, Nov 26, 2010 : 2:56 p.m.

wow Bennie...a little judgemental aren't we? I thought A2 was the land of tolerance, compassion and understanding...or are those emotions saved only for people that agree with you, perhaps?


Fri, Nov 26, 2010 : 1:20 p.m.

they voted for palin.

Andrew MacKie-Mason

Fri, Nov 26, 2010 : 1:17 p.m.

She tried to beat her mother, or she allegedly tried to beat her mother?