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Police: Woman chokes boy over Facebook comments
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Police: Woman chokes boy over Facebook comments

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A woman has been charged with child abuse after police say she choked a 14-year-old boy at a local mall over Facebook comments.

The sheriff's office says Debbie Piscitella and her 14-year-old daughter were at Tyrone Square Mall Monday afternoon when the girl spotted the boy who made the Facebook comments that upset her. When she pointed him out to her mom, Piscitella confronted the teen.

"She put her hands around his throat and started to choke him," said police spokesman Mike Puetz.

Initially, after police contacted the boy's mother, she did not want to press charges. However, once she saw the red marks on his neck, she changed her mind.

When Piscitella was arrested, she told police she touched his neck accidentally however, a witness and surveillance video confirmed the boy's version of what happened.

Piscitella, 46, was charged with child abuse and was released on $5,000 bail on Tuesday, May 29.

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