Received Monday, March 25, 2008
Location: Chevy Chase Recreation Center (aka Livingston Park) -- Washington, DC.
Nanny: African-American, average height and weight, hair in braids, wearing a black track suit with red accents.
Children: At least four: two looked like they were around 4 years old, two others (a boy and a girl - looked like brother and sister) looked to be 7 or 8. I heard the nanny use the names Matt and Liza when she was calling out to the children (although I can't remember which was Matt and which was Liza).
The incident: At the park, the two older children were beating up on each other -- hitting, kicking, punching. I saw them run up to a woman (who I'm assuming is the nanny). She was standing away from the older children but close to the two younger ones. The nanny ignored the kids as they tried to get her attention, and then as they climbed onto the chain link fence and into a tree. The only time I saw her attempt to do anything was when she took her keys and flung them at a child. I was standing too far away to tell if she actually hit the children with her keys, but they did not leave her hand. She then continued to ignore the kids while they ran around the entire playground trying to hurt each other.