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Sisters Charged in Black Friday Annapolis Mall Brawl

A bump caused the fight, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said.

Left, Ebonie Brooks, 31; and Antonia Ash, 18, of Clinton. (Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department)
Left, Ebonie Brooks, 31; and Antonia Ash, 18, of Clinton. (Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Department)
Police said two sisters have been charged with first-degree assault in the Annapolis Mall brawl that broke out on Black Friday.

Ebonie Tashawn Brooks, 31, and Antonia Janee Ash, 18, of Clinton were taken into custody Thursday, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

For two months, police said officers combed over store records, surveillance footage and the viral YouTube video of the assault on a 17-year-old girl in Victoria's Secret.

At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Nov. 29 (Black Friday), one woman pushed the victim to the ground and jumped on top of her, while the other jumped on her, then kicked her in the head, police said.

The fight broke out due to "accidental bumping" and the victim not apologizing, according to Lt. T.J. Smith, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Detectives determined where the suspects had been before Victoria's Secret, and store records obtained by subpoena enabled them to identify the suspects, police said.

Anne Arundel and Prince George’s police served a warrant at the women's home in the 8400 block of Poplar Hill Drive in Clinton on Thursday.

Brooks and Ash, who were inside at the time, were charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and affray, police said.

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Jessica January 31, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Big fat ugly cows! Well we know nothing in THAT store would fit them anyway!
Shannon January 31, 2014 at 02:50 PM
Good! They didn't hit a woman...they hit a kid! I hope they both get what they deserve.
DeDe January 31, 2014 at 03:18 PM
I'm glad the police didn't give up until they caught these two, also I hope they throw the book at them. So many people think they can just attack others over the slightest thing and get away with it. The older woman should have known better than to join in the attack.
John February 01, 2014 at 01:28 AM
This is why on-- line shopping is going to get bigger and bigger. People are sick and tired of dealing with "low rents" in public. These two thugetts need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Kaos8 February 01, 2014 at 10:16 AM
There are many things wrong here- which just show how people are being brought up. #1- victim bumps someone- You say "Excuse Me"... That is just common courtesy. #2- just because you get bumped- does not mean that you start a bar brawl throw down in public. That just shows ignorance and lack of self control. What is wrong with these people!
Kaos8 February 01, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Sadly, these 2 girls are probably now just really ticked off that they got caught. If they get the opportunity- I would bet that this victim is now going to targeted by friends of these girls or these girls when they get out of prison, if they even go. These girls are not going to be in jail forever, it was assault, not attempted homicide. I hope law enforcement are keeping an eye on this victim. It is one thing to prosecute, it is another to verify that your victim is not going to get caught in the crossfire.
all-c-ing-eye February 01, 2014 at 05:36 PM
its a black thing, you wouldnt understand
Delia Leticia February 02, 2014 at 07:05 AM
all-c-ing-eye, Really? Its actually an ignorance thing, apparently YOU don't understand. Hate, ignorance, outright stupidity, and low class individuals come in all colors, races, cultures, and ethnicities. They all have their fair share of idiots. Not all black people act this way, nor do they condone such disgusting conduct.
E February 02, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Not all black people act this way, but let's look at the Black Friday fights started across the country flying around on youtube. all-c-ing-eye is saying it like it is. It's a shame, yes. Kinda perpetuates all the problems black people of a certain socioeconomic status have when many act like the animals in this video.
Alphadog February 02, 2014 at 10:00 AM
This type of behavior is inexcusable. Someone bumps into you...so what? They say excuse me or they don't. Let it go. These thugs are lowlife trash. Prison would be a good place for them to learn some manners.
Parkvillehoney February 02, 2014 at 06:12 PM
I don't understand this "disrespect" thing that is going around. If you bump into someone, just say "excuse me." Don't kill the persons, idiots! I hope society wakes up. Otherwise there are going to be a lot of killings.
Rose Cooper February 02, 2014 at 11:00 PM
It seems like all the Black Friday fight videos have one thing in common , they all involve one type of person perpetrating the violence.
Mike February 05, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Animals........non-evolving animals. Period.

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