VIDEO: Mother beats woman in brawl over parking space in Long Island

WARNING: This footage contains material that some viewers may find disturbing due to the graphic nature of the video.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Carolina Leid reports that the woman's husband was egging her on while her children watched.

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- With her husband and children watching, a mother viciously beat another woman over a parking spot in Valley Stream, Long Island, and it was all caught on cellphone video.

The brawl allegedly started Sunday after a woman tried to park in an empty spot at the Green Acres Mall, but a man was standing in the spot, holding it for someone else. The woman parked in another spot, then got into an argument about what happened. That's when the punches and hair pulling started.

In the video, a woman is seen repeatedly punching another woman in the face while she's lying on the ground, and her husband can be heard egging her on.

The video even shows a man, possibly the woman's husband, carrying a small child, trying to hold another woman back. Other children can also be seen watching the fight unfold.

"All this for a parking space. Oh my God," said Chad Radway, a shopper. "That's crazy. Where's the mall cop? Why did nobody say stop?"

Nassau County police confirm there was a fight over a parking spot at the Green Acres Mall Sunday afternoon. This video later surfaced, and now investigators are trying to confirm if it's the same thing.

Shoppers can't believe people just watched and recorded the violent exchange.

"Kids watching and nobody even trying to stop it. There's too much violence right now," said Larry Ellis, a shopper.

A senior manager at the mall said, "We strive to provide an enjoyable and safe shopping environment for our guests and employees at all times at Green Acres."

One shopper put things into perspective about this Long Island community and its residents.

"This is not representative of our entire culture, so I'll say that first and foremost. But it is unfortunate that this is happening, and no one has stepped in to stop it," said Sophia Buxton, a shopper.

Police say the woman who was thrown to the ground suffered minor injuries to her face but refused medical attention.

There's no word yet on if anyone will be charged in Valley Stream.