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Oklahoma playground assault video goes viral

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An online video shows Janie McCoy being assaulted by a teenage girl. (YouTube) An online video shows Janie McCoy being assaulted by a teenage girl. (YouTube)
An online video shows Janie McCoy after being assaulted by a teenager. (YouTube) An online video shows Janie McCoy after being assaulted by a teenager. (YouTube)

By NICK LAWTON
KSLA

BROKEN BOW, Okla. -- A teenage girl is facing charges for striking a woman who was holding a baby on her lap.

Janie McCoy said she had nothing but questions when she was surrounded on a swing set with her six-month-old son.

"In that moment, I did not want to fight.  I had my son with me, and if you know me, then you know that my kid comes first," she said. 

A video posted to YouTube showed what happened last week. McCoy said a friend invited her over, and that's when three women ran out and started shouting at her.

"They said that I said something about somebody wanting to fight somebody that I had no idea what they was talking about," McCoy said. "She said she didn't care if I had my baby in my hands or not. I tried to get away from the situation, and as you can see, they struck me anyways."

McCoy suffered a bruised face and a busted lip, but said her baby was unhurt.

McCoy's father posted a second video of the assault on Facebook; it had almost six million views within 24 hours.

But the victim said she still doesn't have a report from Broken Bow police.

"My dad has gone up there three, four, five times in the six days since this has happened, and he keeps being told the same thing: No report has been finished," Janie McCoy said.

But when we called Broken Bow police, dispatchers told KSLA a teenage girl was apprehended in the case and she and her mother have now gone before a judge.

McCoy said she hopes this viral video brings vindication.

"My intentions were never for it to go as far as it was," she said. "Our point was to try to get somebody to help us get something done about it."

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