Mother sought in assault at downtown bus plaza
A woman assaulted her child at the downtown bus plaza Wednesday morning and police are asking for help identifying her.
Surveillance video shows the mother grabbing the toddler’s coat and kicking him or her to the ground about 7:30 a.m., said Officer Tim Moses.
“She missed the bus so she took it out on him or her,” Moses said.
The woman yelled at witnesses, who told STA security about the assault.
“They pulled up the video and were kind of shocked at what they saw,” Moses said.
Police think the woman catches a bus in Spokane Valley near Indiana and Pines, then transfers to a bus going to the north side at the STA Plaza.
The woman was wearing a brown coat with a fur collar, blue jeans, a white shirt, black beanie and a long chain with a black pendant. She was pushing a large navy blue stroller covered with a white blanket.
The assaulted child looked about 2 years old and wore a blue winter jumpsuit and blue beanie. Another child may have been in the stroller.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the woman’s arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (509) 327-5111 or (800) 222-TIPS, or submit tips online at www.crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give a name but should provide a code name or number.