A Kelowna teen is facing a weapons charge after she allegedly used a set of brass knuckles to strike another girl.
Around 7 p.m. on Monday, witnesses told police that two 16-year-old girls, who apparently knew each other, began exchanging words outside a convenience store at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Gordon Drive.
The verbal altercation later became physical when the suspect produced a set of brass knuckles and struck the other girl, who fell to the ground.
“It is disturbing that some young people find it not only necessary to arm themselves, but also to use these weapons to inflict injury on others in situations where it is not warranted,” said Const. Steve Holmes.
The suspect left the area after the incident, but was found by police a short distance away.
Police say a set of brass knuckles, which are a prohibited weapon, were seized and the girl was arrested.
She was later released to an adult and is set to return to court in the future to face a recommended charge of possession of a prohibited weapon.