Mom Stabbed at Bed, Bath & Beyond While Shopping With Her Baby (VIDEO)

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Tyrik Haynes
Suspect Tyrik Haynes
Kerri Dalton, 29, was shopping with her baby at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in Middletown, New Jersey on Thursday when a stranger approached her and stabbed her 20 times, puncturing both of her lungs. The baby was reportedly unharmed, but Dalton was Medevaced to Jersey Shore Medical Center, where she remains in stable condition. The suspect, 19-year-old Tyrik Haynes, is currently being held on $1 million bail and is being accused of attempted murder. And now, information regarding a crime Haynes may have committed involving a cat around Christmastime has come forth. Needless to say, it's extremely disturbing.

It's being reported that Haynes was previously accused of setting a cat on fire. Allegedly, the cat was purchased online, and Haynes used matches and aerosol to light it on fire. The cat reportedly died on Christmas Eve in the woods, and Haynes was charged with animal cruelty.

I really don't know what's going on anymore. I'm hoping the reason that, every day, we hear about horrific crimes is because we're so in touch now. Otherwise, the only other thing that makes sense is that everyone has gone insane. Do moms, or anyone for that matter, need to worry about leaving their homes at 4:00 in the afternoon? This woman was at Bed, Bath & Beyond, for chrissake. I'm sure the thought of something awful like this happening never even crossed her mind.

I am against guns and would like to see restrictions on them, but when you hear stories like this, it makes you think, "Will that really make a difference?" Or "Should we ban knives next?" (Cue gun debate in 5 ... 4 ...) I certainly think stricter rules on guns mean less accidents and, dear god hopefully, mass shootings, but clearly it's not going to fix everything. Case in point: Kerri Dalton.

I guess what's next is tackling the mental health industry, because only a truly sick person who is in serious need of help would do something like this.

What do you think would stop all the violence?



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Lovin... LovinJerseyMama

I've shopped at that particular BB&B several times and I hope that guy isn't ever released from prison because ill personally stop by his place and set HIM on fire then kick his ass into the woods to die. Scumbag. Thankfully that baby still has its mother. 

nonmember avatar Vikki

I live very close to this town & was so shocked when I read about it last week last week. Middletown is a great area. You just don't expect things like this to happen in such a nice town. However, as we are seeing in the news of late, bad things can happen anywhere!

Since its a well known fact that people who hurt animals are prone to eventually becoming violent against other people I wonder why we don't have stricter laws about it. Why wasn't he being punished for what he did to that cat? If he had been in jail it could've prevented this poor woman from being attacked.

Elyss... Elyssa414

Of course bad things are going to happen no matter what, but if this woman had been shot instead of stabbed 20 times, would she be in stable condition?? Just like the primary school in China that was attacked on the same day as the Newton shooting... 20-some children were stabbed. The difference is none of them died. Restricting easy access to guns would save lives.

cmjaz cmjaz

Instead of reviewing our menatal health care next, it should have been first. Crazy people like that will harm, no matter what the instrument is.

Doomy234 Doomy234

How about making the punishment for these crimes more severe? Why is it that criminals who have been convicted for serious violence on others (attempted murders, multiple rapes) are put back out on the streets?! Either lock them up for good or execute them. Stop giving murderers and pedophiles a slap on the wrist.

This man is clearly a sicko if he would set a cat on fire and leave it in the woods to suffer and then stab a mother carrying her baby for no apparent reason. You cant deny the fact that there are people out there just looking to hurt others, and people like him prove that guns are NOT the problem.

Carme... Carmen8706

Thank you Doomy. I agree with you 100%. The number of guns in circulation are not the problem. The number of malicious and evil people walking the streets are.

Missi... MissiQuinn

Gun and knife attacks are symptoms. The problem is the mental state of these people. We need to focus on preventing these attacks by increasing access to help.

the4m... the4mutts

Agree 100% with Doomy! Nicely worded ma'am.

nonmember avatar patty

Ban stupid people. Leave guns out of this. The guy used a knife.

Amy Bush

If you think a ban on knives is the next step, then you are delusional. I am pro gun. If she had had one on her, she could have protected herself. We don't need any more morons telling us that guns are bad because guns don't hurt people and knives don't hurt people. They are just tools that sick, twisted and hateful people use to hurt others. I sincerly hope that she pulls through this and when she does, I hope she starts carrying. I can tell that you, dear writer, are from the Northeast because that is where are the gun control freaks are from. I just hope you wake up and realize that we have to protect ourselves. We can't trust cops and we sure as hell can't trust the government to protect us!!

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