Is Video of Woman 'Hitting' Toddler With Tablet Really What Everyone Thinks It Is?

A woman is under fire for allegedly dragging a 3-year-old out of a store by his hair and hitting him with a tablet device in the face. The incident occurred at a Kohl's store in Victorville, California, and was caught on videocam by a concerned bystander. But what really happened here?

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The woman, Yvonne Camargo, 39, isn't identified as the woman's mother in the police report -- nor was she arrested, but she is being investigated for "willful cruelty to a child."

It all started when a couple say they saw the woman drag the toddler out of the store by his hair. Outraged, they began filming her in the parking lot, and confront her for what she had allegedly done. It was than that video captures her appearing to hit the child in the face with a tablet -- but it happens so fast it's even hard to tell if contact was made. Check it out for yourself:

Well, was that child abuse? Honestly, I could barely see a thing. Clearly, the people in the video are upset, so it's very likely they saw something before the video rolled, but that "something" is not on film.

On the one hand, it's commendable that they got involved and tried to stop what they thought was child abuse. On the other, should we all be running around filming each other all the time? People have tough days, they have off moments. Pretty much all of us have a few moments in our lives when we were pissed off, overstressed, or fearful, and reacted in ways we normally don't -- and wouldn't want the world to see.

All it takes is one video of one off moment to find its way online and someone's life could be ruined. I don't think it's fair.

On the other hand, people should step in when they see a child being abused. I'm just not sure what this video shows. If you must film someone doing something you think isn't right, what about bringing that video to police instead of uploading it to YouTube for clicks?

Do you think she should be arrested?

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