TURLOCK (CBS13) — Barbara Cypress, the mother accused of holding back a 13-year-old and encouraging her daughter to fight, has been arrested by Turlock Police.
Cypress was caught on video last Friday telling her daughter to fight a classmate from Turlock Junior high.READ MORE: 2 Juveniles Arrested After Mother, Son Found Critically Injured In Elverta
The victim, 13-year-old Jacqueline Zavala, spoke with CBS13 Tuesday. She said the argument started on the school bus and spilled over to Columbia Park when the Cypress showed up.
“Her mother came out of nowhere and was pressing her body against me telling her daughter to get me,” Zavala said.READ MORE: 'Intense' Yellowjacket Activity Reported Around Sacramento Area, Vector Control Says
Zavala said she was frightened and asked the girl to stop.
“I was like, ‘I want you to stop talking to me’ and her mom comes out of nowhere,” Zavala said.
Police arrested her Tuesday night on felony charges of false imprisonment and misdemeanor charges of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was located at her house and taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Dispatch Audio Describes Chilling Details of Boys' Alleged Attack On Own Mother and Brother: 'He Wants To Turn Himself In'