Shovel Girl Fight Video Sparks Police Investigation; Should Attacker Be Charged?

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The shovel attack on Miranda Fugate has prompted a criminal investigation, according to reports, and her attacker could end up in serious legal trouble.

Shovel Girl GIF

Miranda, a.k.a. "Girl Hit with Shovel," became a sensation on Vine two days ago after the clip of her getting destroyed by the airborne metal object surfaced.

The hit was so bad, there was even a hoax that the punishment left Miranda Fugate dead; this is not the case, and a good thing to for alleged assailant Emily Powers.

The two girls were fighting when one grabbed a shovel and charged the other, who tried to flee. Miranda was nailed her in the back of the head as she peaced out.

The Miami County Sheriff's office in Ohio says they're looking into it, assigning a deputy to investigate after they were contacted by the girls' high school.

Maj. Steve Lord says that the girl who threw the shovel at Fugate could be charged with assault or disorderly conduct, depending on a number of factors.

For her part, Fugate appears to be alright, and has even made jokes about the incident on Twitter, taking the high road even as police look into the incident.

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Which viral video attack was more brutal?

 

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In my opinion she deserved it! She went to the girls house! The girl told her to get away from her house, she then told her what she was doing (get a BB gun) and she still went after her! She picked up the first thing that she could!

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My 18 year old nephew said it's going around his HS in California that she died. Glad to hear she is all right.

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Crazy that no one has yet mentioned the simple fact that only luck stopped the blade edge of the spade hitting the girl and slicing her head clean off - once a weapon is added to the event the law needs to step up a notch. Both videos should result in serious assault charges being laid.

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Which video is more violent is not the issue. Both girls should be prosecuted for assaulting another person. The INTENT is obvious and that's what the law supposedly goes by to determine penalties. The girl that got hit with the shovel was extremely lucky not to suffered a cracked skull or worse. If I had been the attacked girl's mother, I think the smirk on the attacker's face would have been her last.

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It's assault! Charge her.

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It was a fight. Passions and adrenalin run high. No one ended up badly hurt - let's leave it at that, cops.

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No reason to throw a shovel at anyone it doesn't matter if they were in a fight.

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Once again THG is not reporting correctly. This is only the end of the video. The girl in the pink was beating the crap out of the other girl. The fighting was consensual. Leave it to the media to only sensationalize a snipit of the real story.

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@ plumsweet

WTF is wrong with you. Maybe someone need to bounce your head on a shovel and wake u the fuck up. That shovel changed the game.

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@ plumsweet

Because the shovel part is the game changer. There's lots of fights posted online but not a lot involve a large item thrown at someone else. Someone could be beaten to death but it would take a lot of punches or the right one. This shovel could've killed or paralyzed the girl instantly.

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@ plumsweet

I seen the whole vIdeo and just because she got the crap beat out of her, doesn't mean she can throw a shovel at her. She could have caused some major damage to that girl. And for what? Because she doesn't know how to fist fight?

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@ plumsweet

i like you

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@ hi

your a very smart person thank you

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