A 33-year-old Modesto woman was arrested and booked Wednesday morning after she was seen beating her mother outside a bank because a cash withdrawal was taking too long.
The 11:47 a.m. incident happened inside a van parked in front of the Bank of the West in Ceres. Witnesses reported seeing Jennifer Tackett striking her 58-year-old mother with health issues an estimated 10 to 25 times.
Officer Christian Izquierdo learned that Tackett lives with her mother and drove her to the bank to make a withdrawal. She began striking her mother in the head, arm and upper torso because she was considered moving too slow, said Ceres Police Department spokesman Lt. Chris Perry. The mother suffered from visible bruises on her shoulders and pain to her neck and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Tackett was arrested and faces charges of cruelty to an elderly or dependent adult, infliction of corporal injury to a cohabitant and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and battery.