Posted on January 22, 2024

Woman Charged for Slamming 10-Year-Old’s Head into Cookie Display at Somerset Mall

Jessica Dupnack and Nour Rahal, WJBK, January 17, 2024

A 10-year-old girl was randomly attacked by a woman as she waited at the Mrs. Fields cookie shop at Somerset Mall in Troy last week, according to police.

On Friday, the girl was with a group of friends and her guardian when all of a sudden she “got pushed face-first into the display (where) the food is,” said Troy Police Captain Josh Jones.

Police said the attack appeared to be “unprovoked and for no apparent reason.” The victim was startled but not severely injured.

The attacker is allegedly 25-year-old Reanna Valentine of Detroit.

“That person kind of started laughing like it was a big joke, and then made their way through the mall,” Jones said.