Ohio Woman Arrested For Spanking

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- Police say a woman has been arrested for allegedly spanking another woman's 2-year-old son in a store.

Gloria Ballard was due in a Hamilton County court later Wednesday to face an assault charge.

Cincinnati police say the toddler said something that apparently annoyed her inside a Salvation Army store on Tuesday.

Police say she then told the boy's mother she didn't know how to take care of her son, put him over her knee, and spanked him three times.

Police say the two women didn't know each other and that the 44-year-old Ballard wasn't given permission to touch the child.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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