WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A woman is facing charges after allegedly attacking a 12-year-old girl outside a convenience store in Wilkes-Barre.
In this I-Team exclusive, police say the suspect has been identified as Marlenea Uravage of Maxwell Street in Wilkes-Barre.
The incident was caught on camera and the surveillance video shows Uravage pushing a child to the ground.
Her mother, Chere Fuller, says on Sunday her daughter Presley Keeney went to the Quick Stop on Spring Street in Wilkes-Barre to buy some snacks.
You can see in the video that while Presley is waiting for her dad to come out of the store, a man approaches her and asks the 12-year-old for a piece of her beef jerky.
Presley reaches into her bag and hands him a Slim Jim. That’s when Uravage shoves the man before cursing at Presley and knocking her down.
Chere says Presley, who only weighs about 80 pounds, was lucky to walk away with some scrapes on her knuckles.
A police lieutenant tells Eyewitness News that officers responded to the scene and filed a report. Uravage is charged with harassment.
Wilkes-Barre police are thanking citizens and the I-Team for helping to identify the suspect after Eyewitness News first reported the story Tuesday.
From Police Chief Lendacky:
“I thank you for your reporting of the incident presented by Ms. Fuller that occurred with her daughter on Spring Street May 28, 2017. I must add that in face it was very helpful in that we have received information due to your story and have filed charged in this matter.”