(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A Florida mom said she regretted choking a boy who bullied her daughter online, but said his “nasty” and “disgusting” comments about the girl on Facebook had gone too far.
“The boy tells my daughter that she is a fat f*****g whale and didn’t deserve to live because she is so nasty that he wouldn’t even rape her,” Debbie Piscitella explained on Facebook.
When Piscitella and her 14-year-old daughter were shopping at a St. Petersburg mall on Monday, the pair spotted the girl’s alleged online tormentor, a teenage classmate.
Piscitella confronted the boy and put her hands around his neck, according to police. The boy’s name was not released.
Piscitella was arrested on a child abuse charge on Tuesday and was released on bail.
“I just snapped. I didn’t put both hands on his neck it was just one hand, yes I shouldn’t have done that, but you all do not even come close to understanding all the torment they have put my child through,” Piscitella wrote.
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