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PD: Phoenix Mom Arrested For Giving Child Beer in Sippy Cup
KPHO ^ | Jul 05, 201 | Steven Leslie and Breann Bierma

Posted on 07/05/2012 9:42:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Phoenix woman was arrested and charged with child abuse after police said she put beer into her 2-year-old son's sippy cup at a pizza restaurant.

Valerie M. Topete, 36, is facing one count of child abuse after a witness called police and told them she saw Topete pour beer from a pitcher into the infant's cup and place it in front of the child on Tuesday in the 4900 block of East Ray Road.

The witness told police the child later fell from his seat, leading her to believe the boy was intoxicated.

Topete told police her son had been grasping for the pitcher and that she had put a "splash of beer" into her son's cup that contained apple juice, according to police. She told them it was "reverse psychology" to stop him from grabbing at the pitcher. The mother initially told officers the child did not drink from the cup, but later said the child may have drank the beer.

Officers said the cup had about 4 ounces of liquid with foam on the surface and a distinct odor of alcohol.

The boy was taken to Chandler Hospital as a precaution.

Child Protective Service was called to the hospital. Police said the father of the child, and the boy's two siblings, ages 4 and 8, who had also been at the restaurant, arrived at the hospital and the children were turned over to him.


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beer; napl; sippycup; toddler
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1 posted on 07/05/2012 9:42:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
Beer in a child's sippy cup?

That's alcohol abuse.

Always use proper glassware.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 9:51:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: nickcarraway

My dad used to let me sip the foam off of a mug of beer.

I was 6.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 9:53:11 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: a fool in paradise

4 posted on 07/05/2012 9:53:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: nickcarraway

I think it’d take more than a few sips from an apple-juice/splash-of-beer to have any real effect on the child. Even with the smaller body-mass, that is a fair amount of dilution.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 9:54:59 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; Eaker; humblegunner; ...

Take it from me - This is worth a click.

There’s a slideshow of mugshots at the link. It’s the most incredible collection of carney rejects you’d ever want to see. At one point I was asking myself if it was a put-on.

Then I just decided that social corruption and depravity was far more than I had supposed.

http://www.kpho.com/slideshow?widgetid=32420


6 posted on 07/05/2012 10:00:50 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Yes indeed, Beer Police is something that even John Roberts would approve of!


7 posted on 07/05/2012 10:02:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: a fool in paradise
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8 posted on 07/05/2012 10:04:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: nickcarraway
According to witnesses, little tyke was heard saying: "Beer me, mom!"
9 posted on 07/05/2012 10:06:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: nickcarraway

Red sippy cup ... I drink you up ... Let’s have a party! - Toby For Tots


10 posted on 07/05/2012 10:06:35 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: shibumi

OMGoodness, that was thoroughly depressing. I mean I know crazies and degenerates walk amongst us, but not fun to see it in bulk like that.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 10:16:22 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway

Beer in a sippy cup! Child’s play.

I (twice) put beer in my three-month-old baby brother’s bottle.

I cringe now when I think about it. But I was 11 and at the end of my sanity because he wouldn’t stop crying. Yes, it worked, he shut up.

I do know that both times I knew it was wrong.

No, he doesn’t drink at all. Never did. Thank you Lord.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 10:35:59 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: shibumi; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
There’s a slideshow of mugshots at the link. It’s the most incredible collection of carney rejects you’d ever want to see. At one point I was asking myself if it was a put-on.

Then I just decided that social corruption and depravity was far more than I had supposed.

http://www.kpho.com/slideshow?widgetid=32420

I need more guns.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 10:36:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: beaversmom

exactly


14 posted on 07/05/2012 10:42:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: nickcarraway; Red Badger
Just a few weeks ago, a sippy cup thread...

Did You Know the Solo Cup is also a Measuring Cup (for Booze)?

16 posted on 07/05/2012 10:47:55 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Ah, talk about memory lane!

I was two.

I know ‘cause I remember the photos and home movies, lol.


18 posted on 07/05/2012 10:51:27 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Agreed.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 10:52:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: nickcarraway

20 posted on 07/05/2012 11:08:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: Slings and Arrows

YOW! I’m gonna have nightmares tonight.


21 posted on 07/05/2012 11:10:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: a fool in paradise

Check in the closet and under the bed first and hold onto your cell phone while you are having your nightmare.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 11:18:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: nickcarraway

Can’t say this didn’t cross my mind more than once on a long baby crying night while the wife was off at work. lol


23 posted on 07/05/2012 11:45:21 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: nickcarraway

Child abuse?

Stupid as all heck but arrested for child abuse? That is as in potentially “lose your kids and go to jail” kind of child abuse?

And took the kid to the hospital as a precaution? Over 4 OUNCES of BEER?

Have we gone insane?

How much did the taxpayers invest in this circus before it was over? I’m sure it made great media, and a family is now destroyed over it.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 12:00:29 AM PDT by Advil000
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To: Slings and Arrows

We...ALL...need more guns.................and ammo.

There is a side of our current culture that is despicable. Cops and firefighters see that side of life all of the time, and I thank each and every one of them for their service, and for endeavoring to keep us safe, and “those” people off of the streets.

God love each and every one of them, and I pray for their safety and for their success.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 12:02:13 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: nickcarraway

“....the child may have drank the beer.”

Bad grammar. It should say “the child may have drunk the beer.” And this story was written by TWO journalists with bad grammar. You would think that one of them would have known the correct use.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 12:35:00 AM PDT by dupree
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To: a fool in paradise
When I was a kid and got a bad cough that kept me up at night, my Dad would spend a minute in the kitchen and make me homemade “cough syrup” served in a little brandy snifter. Worked every time! I still think he's the best Dad ever!
27 posted on 07/06/2012 2:20:58 AM PDT by Casie
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To: nickcarraway

Fortunately, I grew up in a saner time, otherwise my parents would have been thrown in jail, and I would have gone to a foster home.

As an aside, I recall a friend giving a bottle cap with a tiny bit of beer in it to a very small kitten. The kitten tasted it and jumped straight up in the air about a foot.


28 posted on 07/06/2012 2:36:25 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: nickcarraway

Why can’t people mind their own business.


29 posted on 07/06/2012 2:39:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: James C. Bennett

I was about that age when I first tasted beer. I thought it was horrible and wondered why people drank it. A few years later I found out I liked it.
Way back when I lived in a shack in the woods we’d have cookouts, families with small children, music and a keg of beer. One day we noticed several kids passing around a headless doll. Someone saw a kid filling the doll with beer from the keg.
The doll disappeared and we started guarding the keg.


30 posted on 07/06/2012 3:31:04 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: shibumi

The guy with this narrative looks charming “Russell Christopher Hofstad - Police said Russel Hofstad admited to using a butter knife to skin a cat.”


31 posted on 07/06/2012 3:56:41 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

When i was a baby, born early and underweight, the pediatrician told my mother to give me beer. But that was during the late Boomer Years before people became PC!


32 posted on 07/06/2012 4:00:17 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: James C. Bennett
My dad used to let me sip the foam off of a mug of beer.

Same here... and he was a combat pilot from the Second World War, an accomplished lawyer and had more common sense than these idiots out there today.

Good grief, what have we gotten ourselves into these days?

33 posted on 07/06/2012 4:01:02 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: dupree
Bad grammar. It should say “the child may have drunk the beer.” And this story was written by TWO journalists with bad grammar. You would think that one of them would have known the correct use.

I wonder if they arrest journalists for malpractice?

34 posted on 07/06/2012 4:04:21 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nickcarraway
From Wikipedia: Colonial America

Alcoholic beverages played an important role in Colonial America from the very beginning. The Puritans brought more beer than water on the Mayflower as they departed for the New World. While this may seem strange for Puritans viewed from the modern context, it should be understood that drinking wine and beer at that time was safer than water - which was usually taken from sources used to dispose of sewerage and garbage.

Their experience showed them that it was safer to drink alcohol than the typically polluted water in Europe. Alcohol was also an effective analgesic, provided energy necessary for hard work, and generally enhanced the quality of life.

For hundreds of years their English ancestors had consumed beer and ale. Both in England and in the New World, people of both sexes and all ages typically drank beer with their meals. (Emphasis added)

35 posted on 07/06/2012 4:24:55 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve always thought overly strict alcohol laws lead to more substance abuse than might otherwise be the case.

I spent a year in France as an exchange student, and was impressed by their alcohol laws: Beer and wine legal at 16, hard liquor at 18. And the French teenagers who’d had experience with American teenagers all commented that they didn’t understand why American teenagers always wanted to drink and get drunk.

I should look up to see if anyone has done studies comparing drinking—alcoholism rates—in countries where alcohol is made into a forbidden fruit (like the US), versus where the attitude is more relaxed. Although it would be hard to control for all the cultural differences...


36 posted on 07/06/2012 4:32:41 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: shibumi

LOL

What a load of freaks...


37 posted on 07/06/2012 5:06:58 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: shibumi
...It’s the most incredible collection of carney rejects you’d ever want to see...

http://www.kpho.com/slideshow?widgetid=32420

Reminds me of the quote from the original Star Wars: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

38 posted on 07/06/2012 5:50:57 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: shibumi
Good grief! How could they ever think that facial tattoos were a good idea?
39 posted on 07/06/2012 6:02:05 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway
What you are seeing them do with alcohol laws now is what they will one day do apply to soft drinks and fatty foods. The Germans call beer “liquid bread” and they still let younger adults drink it in Europe. It is only in the US that control over what people can eat has reached such totolitarian hights.
40 posted on 07/06/2012 6:39:27 AM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject)
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41 posted on 07/06/2012 7:25:41 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: nickcarraway

GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY HOW DO YE FIND?

42 posted on 07/06/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: shibumi

It’s frightening to think that those “people” in the slide show walk among us and may even, in a drug-induced haze, vote for Obama again.


43 posted on 07/06/2012 7:59:45 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Northern Yankee
There are still countries where children drink wine with meals (maybe diluted).

I remember a story a few years ago where a professor from the University of Michigan took his son to a Tigers game. His son was thirsty so he bought him a Mike's Hard Lemonade from a vendor, not realizing there was any alcohol in it. The father was arrested and spent a couple of days in jail, I think, even though a blood test showed no evidence of alcohol in his son's blood.

44 posted on 07/06/2012 8:02:25 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: shibumi

Wow, that’s... disturbing.

Just. Wow.


45 posted on 07/06/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: martin_fierro

Not guilty.


46 posted on 07/06/2012 9:49:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1262 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Is this

Howard Dean's kid?

47 posted on 07/06/2012 9:58:51 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1262 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: shibumi; nickcarraway; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; Eaker; humblegunner
WTF?!?

LOL

48 posted on 07/06/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: shibumi
Best drunk celebrity mugshot ever;

Hai! Ahm Glung Gambull!"

49 posted on 07/06/2012 11:04:26 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: null and void

YAAAAAAAUGH, I think so.


50 posted on 07/06/2012 3:24:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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