Octavia Stitts, who is 8 months pregnant, was injured by mall security as she attempted to resolve a previous incident involving an assault on her 15-year-old daughter. Stitts said her daughter was randomly attacked by other teenagers inside the mall, and when she arrived, she had a similar encounter with security.
“My baby said they tackled her to the ground,” said Stitts, who rushed to the Mayfair Mall when she learned her daughter was injured and with security. “They had my baby and her little cousin handcuffed,” she continued. “My baby was complaining about how tight the handcuffs we’re.”
Stitts said she tried to intervene, but was taken down by security at 36 weeks pregnant. She said the ordeal resulted in early contractions. “I’m in the hospital right now because security threw me on my stomach several times and tackled me down,” she said. Stitts was not arrested and is still unsure why her daughter was targeted by the group.
A Mayfair Mall spokesman issued the statement, “There is nothing more important than providing our community with a safe, peaceful shopping environment. Following the unfortunate, isolated incident last night at Mayfair Mall, below is an official statement from our security vendor, Andy Frain Services:”
The statement continued, “This is a developing police investigation led by the Wauwatosa Police Department, and we are directing all inquiries to them. However, we can confirm that the individuals involved were disruptive, uncooperative and became physically assaultive towards our security officers.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stitts said she almost went into early labor and was rushed to Children’s Hospital, where she, her daughter and unborn son are doing well. However, she wants justice. “I just hope the security gets fired, you know? I hope they lose they jobs for what they done to me cause I didn’t deserve that at all,” Stitts said.