CRIME
07/29/2015 04:36 pm ET

Florida Mom Chased Boy With Knife For Bugging Her Daughter, Cops Say

Palm Beach County Jail

When Shakella Quinn saw her daughter get into a playground argument with a fifth grade boy, she felt obliged to defend the girl's honor -- by allegedly chasing the boy with a knife.

Police in Boca Raton, Florida, arrested 27-year-old Quinn on July 22 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and a probation violation, according to the police report.

On July 21, Quinn's daughter got into an argument with a boy and ran to tell her mother.

Witnesses said the suspect responded by grabbing a knife and chasing the boy through a parking lot. The boy eventually ran into an apartment belonging to one of the witnesses, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The witness told police that Quinn waited outside the apartment even after being told that police were coming to the scene.

 Officers said that when they approached Quinn, she was holding a pair of scissors with “an aggressive and threatening grip,” according to the police report,

The knife was on the ground nearby, in the parking lot.

Neither Quinn's daughter nor the boy she's accused of chasing would talk to police about the incident.

Quinn admitted that she yelled at the boy for fighting with her daughter, but denied threatening anyone or using a knife, according to the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Arresting officers said Quinn kicked, screamed and yelled, "I ain't going to jail."

 Spoiler alert: She did go to jail, the Palm Beach County Jail, to be specific. Quinn is currently behind bars in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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