An Arizona mother has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly drove toward children in a park and ran over a girl she accused of bullying her daughter at school.
Brandie Gotch, 30, allegedly drove her white Chevy Silverado, with her four children inside, speeding toward 15 children standing at the WestGreen Park playground in Peoria after an altercation Tuesday.
She ran over a girl’s ankle before returning to the parking lot and fleeing the scene on 87th Avenue, according to court documents.
Prior to the disturbing attack, he also pulled a 14-year-old boy’s hair while yelling ‘I’m going to kill you and run you over’ and wielding a sharp stick that he took out of his truck, according to reports. az family.
The mother of four was arrested at her home that same day and booked into jail on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.
Brandie Gotch, 30, has been charged with attempted murder after driving recklessly toward children in a park and running over a girl she accused of bullying her daughter at school.
She allegedly drove her white Chevy Silverado, with her four children inside, at full speed toward 15 children standing at the WestGreen Park playground (pictured) in Peoria, Arizona, after an altercation on Tuesday.
Other charges stemming from the disturbing incident include six counts of endangerment, four counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $250,000.
During an interview with detectives, Gotch said her children were bullied at school by the group of minors, but nothing was done after she reported it to the school and law enforcement officials.
The harassment continued at the neighborhood park, Gotch said, as she watched the group throw wood chips at three of her children and one of them hit her 10-year-old daughter.
She said the group called her a “fat bitch” when she confronted them. A video of her shows her grabbing a 14-year-old boy by the hair and chasing him with a sharp stick.
She admitted to taking a stick from the vehicle, but claimed she never threatened them.
Gotch reportedly told police that a second boy followed her to her truck and began “dancing” behind him.
He yelled at the boy to move and the confrontation escalated when she returned to her truck.
“Brandie was then seen returning to her vehicle, which was now occupied by her four children, and aggressively backed toward the exit,” the probable cause statement reads.
“But instead of leaving, he drove at high speed towards the playground where at least 15 minors were.”
He allegedly ran over a girl’s ankle, causing injuries including lacerations and swelling, before speeding away from the scene.
Prior to the disturbing attack, he also pulled a 14-year-old boy’s hair while shouting: ‘I’m going to kill you and run you over’ and wielding a sharpened stick which he took from his van.
According to court documents, Gotch initially did not believe he had run over the girl, but later told police, “I hope I didn’t.”
Gotch’s children told investigators that they were “unrestrained and were bouncing all over the vehicle,” although the mother thought they were wearing seat belts.
Part of the incident was caught on a cell phone camera and police were able to track her to her home and arrest her.
“This is still an active investigation with numerous interviews and witness statements still in process,” said Officer Zach Lekan of the Peoria Police Department. News KTAR 92.3 FM Thursday.
None of the minors involved in the incident have been identified.
DailyMail.com has contacted the police department and sheriff’s office for more information and comment.