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    Man slaps stranger's baby in Walmart

    This happened not too far from me.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/man...ng-129235.html

    Witnesses say that Roger Stephens, 61, warned the mother of the child that he would “shut up the crying child if she couldn’t,” WSB-TV is reporting. Stephens is accused of slapping the 2-year-old multiple times in the face and then walking away.
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    Unbelievable! Thank goodness that the bystander held this man for the security people. Imagine the trauma the poor baby felt when this nut job started slapping!

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    He even looks mean. Poor child!

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    Jerk!

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    I'd like to slap him a couple of times. This would be a murder case if some idiot slapped my child. I don't care if my child was crying, being a brat, or what.

    He's got the same moronic theory that some others have...when a child is crying, in order to stop the crying, slap, hit, punch, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan's Mom View Post

    I don't know what this guy was thinking.

    Walmart carries ammo and lots of people with concealed weapons permits frequent Walmart. He's lucky he did not pick the wrong Mommy in this Walmart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiogirl View Post
    Jerk!
    They should lock him up in a psych ward! He looks crazy in that photo.

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    WTH?!?!
    He was in a PUBLIC place! Why not just I dunno.......walk away? Why ASSAULT A BABY??


    I bet this man doesnt have a criminal history but instead has a "familial" history of anger & abuse & Im sure neighbors,co-workers & family members(if they felt safe)would attest to it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VespaElf View Post
    WTH?!?!
    He was in a PUBLIC place! Why not just I dunno.......walk away? Why ASSAULT A BABY??


    I bet this man doesnt have a criminal history but instead has a "familial" history of anger & abuse & Im sure neighbors,co-workers & family members(if they felt safe)would attest to it!!!
    lol you are trying to be rational.
    This man does not sound rational at all.

    Wal-Mart is large enough for him to go someplace else in the store and return to that department after the baby has left, if it bothered him that much.
    I agree that he looks very mean spirited.
    I hope he got locked up for at least 1 year. Other wise he may think that is a great way to solve a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan's Mom View Post
    Wow - that mugshot. He looks like a miserable, unhappy person.
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    What an A Hole!!!! He looks like a mean old man! He is very lucky he is just going to jail and not 6 feet under because if it had been my baby I would have been making some weapons out of whatever was in that aisle!

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    I hope someone investigates into any children in his life. If he will hit a stranger's baby in public like that, just think of what he might do in private to his own child or grandchild!!!

    He's lucky it wasn't my child or that I wasn't there. I'd have given him a taste of his own medicine.

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    Ooooo, I love the idea of a charge of assault on a minor, or even better, battery and child abuse.

    Oh, and let him in general pop.

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    No problem slapping a baby, but funny he didn't resist the men stopping him from leaving... cowardass.
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    I hope he does some time for this, I think he will being that it's a felony.

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    I am dumbfounded by this. I saw that the child is 2. My 2-year-old is one of the whiniest, most irritating children I've ever met, so I can sort of imagine other customers being irritated... (Although I am always so relieved when a crying child isn't mine, that I don't mind the noise a bit!) But it's not as though they were trapped on a plane together... I'm so puzzled about why he didn't just walk away. Were they stuck in a slow-moving check-out line together?

    Something must be wrong with him. What a horrible person, and I feel so sorry for the mom and child. Glad the child is too young to remember, although I'd think something like this could make the child very fearful of strangers and public places.

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    What!! If that was my baby, that man would have been leaving with an ice pack where the sun don't shine or worse. Slapping a baby because she was crying? Go to a different aisle! WTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otise View Post


    He even looks mean. Poor child!
    Oh man. He looks like a crab. I hope he has no grandkids or small children in his neighbourhood.

    I must admit, kids can get annoying in stores, but I have to say I never, ever would consider doing something like this. What did he need total silence for? He was in a Wal-Mart, not performing surgery!

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    Even sitting strapped in an airplane seat next to the loudest, most obnoxious two-year-old in the world, whose parents are reading magazines and ignoring the situation, you're not allowed to slap the baby.

    Heck, you're not even allowed to slap adults just because they're loud and annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Even sitting strapped in an airplane seat next to the loudest, most obnoxious two-year-old in the world, whose parents are reading magazines and ignoring the situation, you're not allowed to slap the baby.

    Heck, you're not even allowed to slap adults just because they're loud and annoying.
    I WISH we could slap adults because they were loud and annoying....

    With that said, if this guy had slapped MY kid, no one would have needed to hold him for security. He would have been unconscious on the ground. And that's if I was in a generous mood that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Even sitting strapped in an airplane seat next to the loudest, most obnoxious two-year-old in the world, whose parents are reading magazines and ignoring the situation, you're not allowed to slap the baby.

    Heck, you're not even allowed to slap adults just because they're loud and annoying.
    BBM. This is, by far, the more tempting option. I understand whiny children in the grocery store. Whiny adults might deserve a slap or two, but I manage to restrain myself.
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    Oh, HELLLLLL NO! There is no way that he would still be standing. I would beat the everliving crap out of him.

    Newsflash to the creep: Uh, babies CRY. It's what they do. Babies and young kids are all over WalMart. I hate evil kidhaters. Sure, a crying baby can get irritating, but that's just the way it is.

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    OMG that Walmart is minutes from my in-laws house and VERY close to where I used to live in Atlanta. What a horrible story! What a moron, why do people think hitting a baby will stop them from crying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyinTheHam View Post
    OMG that Walmart is minutes from my in-laws house and VERY close to where I used to live in Atlanta. What a horrible story! What a moron, why do people think hitting a baby will stop them from crying.
    I know! It seems really counter-intuitive, doesn't it? "Hey, you're crying. Let's slap you and see if that makes you feel less like crying!" Moron.

    I guess we can see how charming his family was when he was a kid. Might explain the scowl.

    (BTW, I am not excusing his behaviour by that.)

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    This is bizarre. Who does that kind of thing? The man looks like he has a permanent scowl on his face.


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