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Woman accused of choking girl for blocking view at Disney fireworks show

Orlando Sentinel logoOrlando Sentinel 7/04/2017 Rene Stutzman

In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, thousands of guests stand outside the Magic Kingdom park as fireworks signal the 6 a.m. opening for the theme park May 24, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. © Todd Anderson/Disney Parks via Getty Images In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, thousands of guests stand outside the Magic Kingdom park as fireworks signal the 6 a.m. opening for the theme park May 24, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ORLANDO, Fla. — A Michigan woman was arrested Wednesday night, accused of choking a high school girl during a fireworks display at Disney's Magic Kingdom after the teenager and her friends wouldn't sit down and blocked her view.

Tabbatha Kaye Mature, 41 of New Baltimore, Mich., is accused of child abuse, a felony.

She was booked into the Orange County Jail and was released on $2,000 bond.

She did not return a phone call Thursday evening.

According to an Orange County Sheriff's Office arrest report, the girl and other students from her high school were at the Magic Kingdom, and when the nightly fireworks display began, they stood up.

Mature's family was behind them and insisted that they sit down.

Mature "became aggravated," according to the report, and the girl and her friends decided to leave.

As she walked away, the girl said she told Mature, "You can take our spot."

Mature's response?

"She wrapped both hands around my neck and began squeezing," the girl told a deputy.

When the student started screaming, Mature released her and said, "You don't want to mess with me," according to the girl.

The girl suffered no visible injuries, according to the report, but phoned her mother and both agreed to prosecute, the report said.

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