Charges dropped against Holly Springs teen, mom
Posted November 17, 2014
Updated October 13, 2015
Holly Springs, N.C. — Editor's Note: All charges against Danielle and Darlene Holland were dismissed in May 2015.
A 30-second fight video quickly went viral on Friday, and hours later, landed a Holly Springs mother, her teenage daughter and another teenager in trouble with the law.
The video shows Hazel Spingola, 16, and Danielle Holland, 17, throwing punches and pulling at each other.
Hazel said Danielle’s mother, Darlene Holland, 49, encouraged the fight and can be heard yelling in the video.
“The only reason we actually fought was because of her mom,” Hazel said.
Hazel added that the fight was over $5.
“It was dumb girl drama that wasn’t worth fighting over,” she said.
The video spread quickly on the internet, was posted on several websites and gained the attention of Holly Springs police.
Holly Springs Police Chief John Herring said he was disappointed that an adult did not stop the fight.
“Not to encourage either one of those children to pursue violence as a remedy,” he said.
He said the video showed a crime in progress.
Both teenagers were charged with simple assault. Darlene Holland was charged with aiding and abetting simple assault.
No one answered the door at the Holland’s home Monday night.
Hazel said she has learned her lesson.
"It really wasn't something worth fighting over, and looking back at it now, when I saw those people walking out of the house, I should have left," she said.
All three are scheduled to face a judge in January.