I think that deep down there’s a little bit ofRoger Stephensin all of us, but unlike 61-year-old Wal-Mart patronizing Georgians named Roger Stephens who have court appearances scheduled to take care of some pesky felony charges of cruelty to children, most of us understand that keeping that bit of us inside is a good idea and never end up actually giving the annoying screaming kid five in the eye.
A police report said the man, Roger Stephens, 61, of Stone Mountain, had warned the child’s mother, Sonya Mathews, that if she didn’t quiet down the child, he would do it for her.
According to the report, after the mother failed to quiet the girl, Stephens came up to them and slapped the child several times in the face.
The report then quotes Stephens as saying, “See, I told you I would shut her up.”
Mathews then screamed at Stephens and called for security, the report said. Stephens was stopped by another shopper, according to the report.
The girl was not injured in the incident, but hopefully she learned a little something.