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Police: Delaware County Mother Forced Daughter To Fight

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By Gabriella Sacidor, David Madden

UPPER DARBY (CBS) — A Delaware County mother is facing criminal charges after she allegedly encouraged her 12-year-old daughter to fight another girl.

Michelle Davenport’s answer to bullying? Police say she took her 12-year-old daughter to the Primos Elementary School playground over the weekend and confronted another 12-year-old girl.

Upper Darby Police released the cell phone video of the fight Wednesday.

On the video, you can hear one of the onlookers say “Do you want to see your daughter?” to Davenport.

“I don’t wanna see nothing. I wanna see her kick your a**. That’s what I wanna see OK?” she responds.

According to police, the two girls are seen punching and kicking one another and Davenport can be heard coaxing on her daughter, telling her to take down the other 12-year-old girl.

At one point, the girls wanted to stop, but Davenport insisted they go on.

“You’ve got her daughter with a bloody nose. You’ve got the other kid with a concussion, all because the mother acted like a moron. Pure and simple,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Authorities say 45-year-old Davenport, of Clifton Heights, was charged after cell phone video of the fight surfaced online. Police say her daughter is also facing simple assault charges and is now in the custody of her father.

Davenport is held in lieu of $35,000 bail.

The other 12-year-old was treated for a concussion and released from a hospital.

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