As the grand jury debates on whether to bring criminal charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot 18-year-old Mike Brown back in August, Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden may be facing some criminal charges of her own.
On Oct. 18th, McSpadden brought a mob of people to attack a group of vendors selling “Justice for Mike Brown” t-shirts. A group of 20-30 people allegedly jumped out of vehicles and rushed towards the group and stole their merchandise and attacked them. One person was hospitalized and another was beaten with a pipe, NY Daily News reports.
Among those vendors was her son’s paternal grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, who was knocked to the ground and struck in the head, according to the police report.
The attackers reportedly stole merchandise worth $1,500 and $400 in cash. McSpadden and the other attackers could be charged with felony armed robbery.
McSpadden and Mike Brown Sr. are currently preparing for their trip to Switzerland to speak at a human rights conference at the United Nations.