Warning: This story contains explicit language
Ebony Steward, 32, faces two felony charges for allegedly punching two women for no good reason in St. Paul on the afternoon of November 14.
According to KMSP-TV, around 2 p.m. officers received a call from a woman who reported that Steward punched her in the left eye after she exited TJ’s Nail Salon at 598 University Ave.
The victim “stated that she had never seen the defendant before and had no idea why she assaulted her,” the complaint says. “Officers observed that [the victim’s] left eye had some swelling and bruising.”
Officers arrived at the scene and asked Steward why she punched the woman, she said she doesn’t know her, but can’t stand it when “bitches” are in her way.
Officers requested that Steward to leave the scene, but didn’t arrest her, the complaint said.
A short time later, officers received another call about a fight just down University Avenue. According to the complaint, when they arrived, they saw a woman later identified as Steward pull a woman to the ground in a parking lot and start punching her. Witnesses told officers there was no apparent reason for the violence.
Officers spoke to the victim, who said she didn’t know the assailant. She said she was exiting JJ’s Fish and Chicken when she was assaulted.
Twin Cities news reported that she said the back of her neck and head were sore from the punches.
This time, officers placed Steward under arrest. On the way to the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center, she told authorities she assaulted the woman because she’s a “white girl in the hood.”
“Get that white bitch out of my yard, out of the hood,” Steward said, according to the complaint, which adds that she repeatedly said she hates white people.
Steward told an investigator that neither victim tried to fight back.
“She added that ‘they’ should give her some anger management pills, but they don’t,” the complaint said.
The Ramsey County attorney’s office charged Steward with two counts of fifth-degree assault. They were charged as felonies because of her history of assault convictions.
Prosecutors did not charge Steward with assault motivated by bias, a gross misdemeanor.