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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    Baby sprayed with Pepper Spray!!

    I don't care what the story is, that's just WRONG!


    Baby Doused With Pepper Spray As Families Argue At Wal-Mart

    POSTED: 6:31 am EDT May 5, 2005

    PONDERAY, Idaho -- Police in Idaho are charging a woman with dousing a 2-month-old with pepper spray.

    .......... blah blah blah .... self defense ....

    The woman said her daughter sprayed the woman when the baby's aunt grabbed her. She said the infant's grandmother then "ran through the fog with the baby."

    However, the baby's mother told a local TV station the woman "was yelling, 'Get the baby! Get the baby!"'

    Police said it's a dispute over an eviction.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003

    additional info


    Police: Infant hit with pepper spray during Wal-Mart fracas
    PONDERAY, Idaho (AP) A woman doused a 2-month-old girl with pepper spray while feuding with the infant's family in a Wal-Mart, police said.
    Lorlie M. Gantenbein, 36, of Sagle, was charged Tuesday with felony injury to a child. She was released on $5,000 bail.


    Gantenbein in a telephone interview on Wednesday denied using the pepper spray. She said her 16-year-old daughter used the spray, but did so in self-defense.

    Gantenbein said she bought the spray for her daughter as tensions rose between the two families after the Gantenbeins rented property to the baby's family and then evicted them. The feud escalated when her daughter began dating the baby's father, she added.

    According to police, Gantenbein's daughter sprayed the infant's grandmother and aunt, one of whom was holding the child. Gantenbein then took the canister and sprayed the baby, authorities said. The juvenile was cited with two counts of battery.

    In the phone interview, Gantenbein said the baby's aunt grabbed her daughter by the arm, prompting the daughter to use the pepper spray. When the grandmother reached toward Gantenbein's daughter, the girl sprayed her too, Gantenbein said.


    However, the baby's mother, Christina Clayburn, told Spokane, Wash.'s KHQ-TV that Gantenbein "was yelling, 'Get the baby! Get the baby!' ... Then she took the Mace out of her daughter's hand and sprayed it directly into my daughter's face."

    Gantenbein's daughter was cited for two counts of misdemeanor battery, Hutter said.

    "We're taking statements from both sides and evaluating it from there," he said.

  3. #3
    Geez! What is the world coming to?

  4. #4
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    Aug 2003
    Some call Jerry Springer - quick.