A man reportedly slapped the crying child of someone he did not know in a store.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A man has been charged with a felony after slapping the child of a stranger in a store early this week. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), 61 year-old Roger Stephens was arrested after he approached a woman whose two-year-old daughter was crying at a Walmart, and slapped the child repeatedly after demanding that her mother instruct her to be quiet.
Stephens is quoted in the report by authorities to have stated to the mother, “If you don’t shut that baby up, I will shut her up for you.” He further reportedly remarked after hitting the young child, “See, I told you I would shut her up.”
Stephens has reportedly been charged with felony cruelty to children.
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