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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A Wal-Mart shopper who became so angry about a crying child that he allegedly slapped the girl in the face is due in court Wednesday. Investigators said the incident happened Monday at the Stone Mountain store on Rockbridge Road.
A police report said the man, Roger Stephens, 61, of Stone Mountain, had warned the child’s mother, Sonya Mathews, that if she didn’t quiet down the child, he would do it for her.
Let us know what you think about this story on our Twitter and Facebook pages! According to the report, after the mother failed to quiet the girl, Stephens came up to them and slapped the child several
times in the face. The report then quotes Stephens as saying, “See, I told you I would shut her up.” Mathews then screamed at Stephens and called for security, the report said. Stephens was stopped by another shopper, according to the report.
The girl, identified in the report as Paige Mathews, 2, was not injured, but did suffer some redness in the face. She was treated at the scene and released, the report said. Stephens was charged with cruelty with children in the first degree, which is a felony.
Originally posted by Yummy Freelunch
Look, I know we all have wanted to do this in real life...but to actually do it..what is happening to people!!!
Originally posted by Now_Then
What a stupid thing to get charged for! - he will be there talking to other criminals at some point -
'Yhea they got me smuggling drugs' - 'Yhea I had an unregistered hand gun' - 'well I tried to rob a jewellery store... What about you Roger?'............"Ummahum, I slapped a baby in the face - I was like all 'shutup!' and the baby was all like 'whaa whaa' - so I flat handed the little punk - and I'll do it again shee!"
Originally posted by JayinAR
Good, get that SOB off the streets for awhile.
I myself have a pretty hot temper at times, but I couldn't phathom doing that. Heck, I don't see the need to slap my own children. (well, there was one time, but I won't get into that)
This guy was a ticking time-bomb. I'm just glad that he is taken off the streets for what amounts to a red face, rather than someone's head being blown off for walking on his yard.