Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Georgia "Man" Slaps Stranger's Child

There are actually people out there like this. Roger Stephens of Georgia was in Walmart when he became angry at a two year old toddler who was with her mother during a shopping trip. The little girl started crying when Stephens reportedly said, "If you don't shut that baby up I will shut her up for you."

Predictably, the child continued crying. Shockingly enough, Stephens reportedly slapped the little girl across the face four or five times. Police were called and Stephens, who readily admitted to what he had done. He is now being held on charges of felony cruelty to a child and being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, according to the Smoking Gun web site. Fortunately, the little girl suffered nothing more serious than redness in the face.

It is a safe bet that Stephens is likely to find out first hand what four or five slaps across the face feel like while he is locked up. I am amazed that the mother did not go ballistic on that chromosomal approximation of a human being. If it would have been my kid, my face would be in a mug shot, and the slapper would be on life support. At least they caught the guy. It would be a good idea to see if Stephens has access to any other children, grandchildren or nephews and nieces. The guy sounds like a walking time bomb. If that had been a newborn, he could have caused lethal injury with the same blows. A person who slaps a two year old for crying has serious issues. That is what two year olds do.

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