Another stranger smacks another two-year-old
Maybe it’s a movement. 44-year-old Gloria Ballard is accused of approaching a woman in a Cincinnati Salvation Army and critiquing her parenting. Okay, it’s happened to many parents at one time or another. But then Ballard crossed over into crazytown, grabbing the strange baby, putting him over her knee and smacking him three times. Danny Jones, the mother of two-year-old Sean Goode, described the rogue spanking:
“She was basically telling me what to do with my son,” said Jones. Jones said she responded to Ballard by saying, “Lady, you don’t know me. I handle my business. I’m doing right to take care of my son.”
That’s when Jones said Ballard grabbed her son, 2-year-old Sean Goode, from her.
“She took him (off) my lap, bent him over her legs and spanked him like three or four times. He started crying,” said Jones.
Ballard was arraigned today on assault charges. She denies spanking the child and claims she “showed him affection.”
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