Police say a drunken woman repeatedly choked her 11-year-old daughter on Sunday after becoming angered by the poor play of the Green Bay Packers.
The 36-year-old Grand Chute woman was charged Monday in Outagamie County Court with felony child abuse and misdemeanor counts of bail jumping and disorderly conduct.
Police were called about 8:15 p.m. Sunday to a Grand Chute hotel where the girl told police her mother grabbed her by the neck during the football game. The woman was drinking alcohol and became upset because the team was losing.
The girl said that after the Packers lost 19-14 to the Kansas City Chiefs, her mother choked her again with enough force that the girl couldn’t breathe, and asked her, “Do you want to die?” the criminal complaint says.
Police saw red marks and scratches on the girl’s neck.
The Post-Crescent is not naming the woman to protect the identity of the child.
The woman’s husband told police she also threw her dinner on the floor, broke a lamp and attempted to punch him in the face because she was upset about the game, which marked the Packers’ first loss in 14 games this season.