Skip to comments.PD: Phoenix Mom Arrested For Giving Child Beer in Sippy Cup
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.
That's alcohol abuse.
Always use proper glassware.
My dad used to let me sip the foam off of a mug of beer.
I was 6.
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.
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.
Red sippy cup ... I drink you up ... Let’s have a party! - Toby For Tots
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.
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.
I need more guns.
Ah, talk about memory lane!
I was two.
I know ‘cause I remember the photos and home movies, lol.
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