Woman Arrested for Spanking Stranger's Kid


woman arrested for spanking stranger's kidAn Ohio woman allegedly spanked a stranger's two-year-old son for saying something that annoyed her. Gloria Ballard, 43, was then arrested and charged with assault.

Donnay Jones, the toddler's mother, told the news, "She was basically trying to tell me what to do with my son." She told Ballard she would handle her own business, then she says, Ballard took Sean from her and spanked him, making him cry.

Ballard (a mother and grandmother herself) denies any wrongdoing and says she was just trying to help. She says she gave the boy a hug and gently patted his backside because he was upset. She faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

If the allegations were true and the child was yours, what do you think the punishment should be?

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fmchavez fmchavez

Under no circumstances do you discipline a STRANGER'S child. Period. End of Story.

ethan... ethans_momma06

Assult charges should be pushed, def. Under no circustance should you punsish or dicilpline anothers child without their express consent about what your about to do.

Any physical contact without consent should be punished fully.

Toddl... ToddlerBrain82

I would be FURIOUS. I don't spank my own child, and I can't IMAGINE what would make someone else think it's ok to spank him.

I agree that assault charges should be pushed.

lilym... lilymama03

 I would have been so livied, it would have taken all my strength not to go ballastic and beat that woman.

yeaig... yeaigot4ofem

I read about this story on another site and what it stated was not that she hugged and patted him it said that she told the mom that if she could handle her kid she would doin for her and then took the kid and turned him over her knee and spanked him.  The qoute that the lady gave here makes me think she is trying to down play what she really did.


Angie... Angiebooboo

i would of decked her if it was my child . nobody has any right hitting someone else and then a child , yeap i would of decked her.

PoeDu... PoeDunkMae

I would have decked her.  My daughter only gets a swat if she's done something that is potentially dangerous (like trying to run into the road).  NO ONE else has the right to spank my child. 

Msvicky Msvicky

That woman is crazy! The fact is that was not her child she had no right.bad

Agent... AgentBrez

Agreed with all the response so far!

Mothe... MotherofIreland

So, if you hit your own kid, it's fine, but if you hit someone else's it's assault.  Either way a child is getting hit.  There is no logic as to why one is OK but another is not. 

I would have punched the women in the face.  Not the best example to set but I don't know if I would have been able to restrain myself. 

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