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Tough Guy Alert: Stranger Slaps Crying Toddler in Store

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Tough Guy Alert: Stranger Slaps Crying Toddler in Store

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A 61-year-old man made a two-year-old toddler talk to the hand — literally — when he repeatedly slapped her at a Georgia Walmart because she wouldn’t stop crying.  And, oh yeah…!  He didn’t know the child.

Hard to believe — just look at that man’s angelic face!

According to the arresting officer, the child’s mother said her daughter was crying — as two-year-olds so often do — as they walked down one of the aisles.  Then the man, Roger Stephens, approached them and said:

“If you don’t shut the baby up, I will shut her up for you.”

You tell ’em, tough guy!

A few moments later, while the mother and the crying child were in another aisle, Stephens allegedly grabbed the girl and slapped her across the face.  Police said he hit her four or five times.

“See, I told you I would shut her up,” the suspect allegedly told the mother.

Authorities described “slight redness” to the toddler’s face.  Before he was arrested, Stephens apologized to the mother for striking the girl, the incident report said.

If someone slapped MY kid at Walmart…?  I would beat him with a floor lamp.  And then force him to wear an unflattering plaid shirtdress from Miley Cyrus’ clothing line.  Nothing more painful or humiliating than that.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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