On Monday, a 61-year-old man allegedly approached the mother of a crying 2-year-old girl in a Wal-Mart and said, “If you don’t shut the baby up, I will shut her up for you.” A few minutes later, he allegedly grabbed the girl and slapped her across the face. Police said he struck the child four or five times. According to a police report, the man told the child’s mother “see, I told you I would shut her up.”
The alleged “slapper” was arrested and charged with first-degree cruelty to children.
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