The family members of slain St. Louis youth Michael Brown (pictured), who was senselessly gunned down this past summer by police officer Darren Wilson, were allegedly involved in a violent scuffle over merchandise related to the boy’s murder, according to Fox 2 Now.
Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden (pictured), has made it clear that she does not approve of any profits or political actions related to her son’s death. On Saturday evening, McSpadden reportedly stumbled upon her son’s grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, and his cousin, Tony Petty, allegedly hawking T-shirts in the parking lot of a BBQ eatery not far from where Brown was murdered.
McSpadden allegedly became immediately upset at seeing her son’s relatives peddling merchandise with his likeness, so she reportedly jumped out of a car and ordered the pair to stop their antics, stating, “You can’t sell this (expletive)!” McSpadden was then reportedly joined by another unidentified person who had been traveling with her.
Gordon and Petty demanded that McSpadden produce a document to prove that she had a patent that could stop them from peddling. A police report then states that McSpadden’s companion struck Petty in the face with a metal pipe of some sort.
Police were summoned to the familial fracas.
McSpadden’s companion then not allegedly snatched the unauthorized merchandise and took a total of about $1,400 that was kept in a box.
Meanwhile, Petty was taken to a nearby hospital by medics for treatment.
No arrests were reportedly made at the time of the incident; however, surveillance cameras more than likely captured the battle and could be used as police evidence.
Michael Brown’s Family Battle In A Parking Lot Over Merchandise Peddling was originally published on newsone.com