Evanston police say things went downhill fast at the McDonald’s on Dempster Street about 9:35 this morning after the car seat in which a woman was carrying her child accidentally tapped the mirror of another car in the parking lot.

Police spokesman Perry Polinski says police were called to the scene after 911 callers reported two women fighting in the parking lot and learned that the 23-year-old woman who’s mirror was touched got into an argument with the 27-year-old woman carrying the car seat and ended up hitting her about the face.

The 27-year-old was taken by paramedics to Evanston Hospital with facial cuts and neck pain. The 23-year-old, Polinski says, now has been charged with simple battery.

Update 5:10 p.m.: Police now have identified the woman charged as Britney V. Douglas of 1401 Greenfield Ave. in Waukegan.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. The account of what

    The account of what transpired here is simply depressing — has our society deteriorated to the point of individuals putting an infant child in danger due to a petty argument devolving into a brawl?  And a mug-shot-smile from the arrested individual?  Unfortunate on so many levels.

    1. People leave comments as if

      People leave comments as if they have NEVER, EVER had an incident in LIFE. If you say you have not, you are lyng. Being a “CONCERNED VOTER” has little to do with this article. If you are THAT concerned as a voter, you should join the RESIST MOVEMENT. I have.

      1. Sadly, apparently we as a

        Sadly, apparently we as a society have deteriorated to this point.  If one truly believes the actions of these violent individuals is simply “life”, we have become much too numb to the violence around us.  I can only hope the resist movement referenced helps those victims of unnecessary violence, and works to protect all the innocents.

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