Skip to comments.San Jose teen arrested after crowbar assault on child, 4, at Walmart
Posted on 05/15/2014 8:05:57 AM PDT by null and void
SAN JOSE -- An 18-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly hit a 4-year-old girl and her father with a crowbar inside a Walmart late Tuesday morning, police said.
Maria Garate, a San Jose resident, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after she walked into the Walmart, located at 777 Story Road, around 10:59 a.m. and struck the girl and her father, police said.
Garate approached the pair and without warning hit the 4-year-old girl over the head with a crowbar, according to a police statement. Garate attempted to hit the girl again, police said, but the father, who has not been identified, stepped in to protect his daughter and was struck instead.
The incident took place just over a half mile from a well-known homeless encampment known as "the Jungle." Police said they had contacted Garate there before, but they could not confirm Garate was a resident of the encampment and did not say why they had come into contact before.
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what in the world
The cops would have found the crowbar imbedded in this jerks skull.
“It’s an act of love.” - Jeb Bush
She was "Breaking the Law."
It’s why I don’t go to my local Wal-Mart without my own self-defense crowbar.
Satan is real.
OK, mind races, but here is a scenario for which I admittedly have no direct evidence, dad (father of 4 year old) and loony tune are are a “couple” and loony tune is jealous of the way 4 year has daddy wrapped around her little finger.
I deal with this day in and day out, the new romantic partner is jealous of the same sex child. I tell these morons that the child comes first, the child was there first, you knew he/she had children when you got into this, if you can’t handle it, find someone with no children, they will never put you first, it is not cool to compete with a child.
People are such jerks
If I see anyone carrying a deadly instrument, my hand is in my pocket flicking off the safety of my handgun. This would have been a “clean up on aisle 9” event if I was the father, even if CCW is banned in Commiefornia. I’ll take my chances with the judge and jury.
Loony tune is just one of the local homeless. There may be no more connection to the attacked girl and her father than they were in the same place at the same time as loony tune when loony tune’s fuse burned down to the main charge.
there may be no connection but then again, most assaults are by people you know
They have ammo?
True. When someone is murdered, the first suspect is always the surviving spouse.
Who else knows you well enough to want you dead???
Teen or woman?
The writer can’t seen to figure it out.
I think the fact that she lived in a “homeless encampment” probably has more to do with it. And she had been “contacted by the police before” for something they refused to discuss.
Better to be judged by 12 rather than carried by 6.
You and me both. My youngest is a 4 year old girl, and man or woman, someone tries or does that, it’s time to meet God.