Busted For Slapping Stranger's Crying Child

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“Don't Start Nothing ”

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Since: Sep 07

It won't be nothing

#1 Sep 3, 2009
Busted For Slapping Stranger's Crying Child
Georgia man, 61, threatened to "shut that baby up" at Walmart

SEPTEMBER 2--Meet Roger Stephens. The Georgia man, 61, was shopping Monday morning at a Walmart in Stone Mountain when he crossed paths with Sonya Matthews and her two-year-old daughter Paige. The child was crying, which apparently greatly perturbed Matthews. "If you don't shut that baby up I will shut her up for you," Stephens warned Matthews, according to a Gwinnett County Police Department report. Moments later, Stephens acted on his threat, slapping Paige "across the face approximately four or five times." Though the child "started crying and screaming" after being struck, Stephens told Matthews, "See, I told you I would shut her up." After police were summoned, Stephens told a cop that the child was crying "and he just slapped her," according to the report. Stephens was arrested for felony cruelty to children and booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center, where he is being held without bond. Paige sustained "slight redness to the face," but was otherwise unharmed.(3 pages)

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“Look Ma, no skin”

Level 1

Since: Aug 09

Louisville, Kentucky

#2 Sep 3, 2009
I'm glad that you posted this one Phoenix. I read this story last night and damn near flipped out. I tend to read alot and I've found myself stammered a few times by articles that I've digested, but one this takes the prize. What an absolute nutjob. I can assure you that this dude must be one of the luckiest bastards living today. I find it incredible that the mother did not kill this dude. I, personally, and I'm confident that my family members as well, would have terminated this guys very existence. With my rambling finished now, what would have been the reaction that you good folks would have had?
Really. This one astounds me.
Phoenix, hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday weekend Sir. Be safe.

“Real heroes never came home!”

Since: May 09

Pinkville - You figure it out!

#3 Sep 4, 2009
Someone should have shot the bastard right there on the spot. Study Florida's "Stand Your ground " law, we need this law everywhere! Just last week a guy got out of a car in Tampa and hit a guy riding a bicycle and knocked him off, the guy rolled over and put two .40 cals in the SOB and did he charged, of course he did. The next day the judge rulled that he had complied with Florida law and "Stood His Ground." The cop that charged him was berated in court by the judge for bringing charges! If you don't believe this story look it up on the net. Oh, and by the way since this law went into effect crime, in Florida, has dropped every year since! The hoods and punks are afraid to touch any one these days. They know what MIGHT happen.
Zombie

Dayton, OH

#4 Sep 4, 2009
You never, NEVER raise a hand to another person's child! This guy must have some serious problems. I hope anger management is part of his sentencing.
Paladin

Dearborn, MI

#5 Sep 4, 2009
I don't know how the mother contained herself. She should have kicked the sh!t out of the guy.

“Don't Start Nothing ”

Level 8

Since: Sep 07

It won't be nothing

#8 Sep 4, 2009
A 61-year-old Georgia man stood before a judge Wednesday charged with felony cruelty to a child, after he allegedly slapped a crying 2-year-old girl at a Walmart.(Sept. 3)

Richard

Fairdale, KY

#9 Sep 4, 2009
Who in the hell did this guy think he is? Slapping or even threatening to slap someones kid is as dumb as u can get. This guy will probally get off but i hope the dad and mom find him

“Real heroes never came home!”

Since: May 09

Pinkville - You figure it out!

#10 Sep 5, 2009
The moral of this story, "stupid comes in many packages".

Since: Aug 09

New Albany, IN

#12 Sep 7, 2009
Wow i tell ya there wouldnt have been cops called on him there would have been a coroner i would have killed him if it had been my kids.....he is a very sick man i hope he gets the shit beat outta him in prison......that poor kids will be tramatized

Since: Aug 09

New Albany, IN

#13 Sep 7, 2009
poor kid is what i meant to put lol
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#14 Feb 18, 2013
Beretta wrote:
Someone should have shot the bastard right there on the spot. Study Florida's "Stand Your ground " law, we need this law everywhere! Just last week a guy got out of a car in Tampa and hit a guy riding a bicycle and knocked him off, the guy rolled over and put two .40 cals in the SOB and did he charged, of course he did. The next day the judge rulled that he had complied with Florida law and "Stood His Ground." The cop that charged him was berated in court by the judge for bringing charges! If you don't believe this story look it up on the net. Oh, and by the way since this law went into effect crime, in Florida, has dropped every year since! The hoods and punks are afraid to touch any one these days. They know what MIGHT happen.
Would it be stand'n ur ground, to shoot an abusive parent to death?

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