(And hang on tight; it’s a bumpy ride . . . )
Teen Reports Mom’s Attack
A 14-year-old freshman showed up at the school at about 7:30 a.m. Friday claiming her mother had attacked her with a hot hair-straightening iron. As the teen was telling a guidance counselor what happened, with burns on her chest as proof, her mother showed up at the office to take her away, police said.
Mabel Goodall, 34, of Valparaiso, admitted to police that during an argument that morning, she was about to strike the girl for using obscene language when the girl kicked her. A wrestling and shoving match followed, and Goodall grabbed a hair straightener to spank the teen.
She grabbed a hair straightener — to spank her 14 year old daughter – on her CHEST?
The victim, however, told police her mother also threw a lamp at her and, when she missed, began hitting her with it, leaving a bruise. The teen had burns on her back and chest.
Goodall was arrested for battery causing injury and public intoxication, misdemeanors. The 14-year-old and Goodall’s two other children, ages 11 and 13, were placed with their grandmother in Chesterton.
Soon after Goodall’s arrest by Valparaiso police, her sister-in-law called Chesterton police with unrelated information about the woman.
Here’s the part that has me laughing out loud.
The sister-in-law said she received a phone call on Jan. 4 from New York, by a man posing as a police officer wanting to talk with her about Goodall. The woman told police she believes she received the call, and fears she will get others, because Goodall asked a former boyfriend to harass her. The reason: The two women had a disagreement about finances settled on the Judge Jeanine Pirro show, in a taping Dec. 12 in Chicago, and Goodall “looked silly in court.”
Which means we can look forward to seeing Mabel Goodall and her sister, in all their glory, in HD — on the Judge Jeanine Pirro show soon.