(WXYZ) – “My baby is in that car,” a heartbroken mother’s deafening plea for mercy when a woman on a bicycle crashes into not one but two cars at a stop. gasoline Belleville, with a 7-month-old baby in the backseat.
Surveillance video shows the vehicle coming to a stop and the woman finally able to get her baby out of the car and into her lap for safety, but the attack isn’t over yet.
Surveillance reveals wild chaos at gas station in Van Buren . Town
A woman identified by police as Ariyah Bennet, 26, removed a bat from the trunk and smashed the windshield of a car.
Chaos unfolded at a Shell gas station on Belleville and I-94 streets. But what led to the attack?
Van Buren police confirmed two women from neighboring towns were meeting to exchange baby clothes. The woman in the black SUV confronted Bennet and allegedly called her a ‘burnt toast’ and the two got into a fight, but it wasn’t long before holding hands wasn’t enough.
“I was passing and I was like OMG what’s going on?” Kim Lulow said the person was trying to fill up with gas when she heard a tire squeal and a crash, then realized it was her red truck being hit.
“How could someone do that to a baby in their car,” Lulow said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Bennet allegedly hit Lulow’s car with a stick, but Lulow said she was grateful that no one was seriously injured and that the angry woman took the stick, not the gun.
“Well, the way they use guns these days. I mean you don’t know,” Lulow said.
Police Van Buren quickly arrived on the scene and Bennet was arrested and faced a series of charges and fines, including two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. The other woman involved in the melee has not been charged but police confirmed the 7-month-old was not injured in the collision.
In total, Bennet faces six charges, including three felony counts and up to 14 years behind bars.