Woman faces charges for assaulting mother during failed drug intervention at Chelsea McDonald's
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.Â
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 AnnArbor.com. Reach the news desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-623-2530.