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.
Yes, Satan is real and he has run of the earth for now. That’s going to change too.
My God...is the little girl alright?
"Who, in their right mind, Kevin, could possibly deny the 20th century was entirely mine? All of it, Kevin, all of it! Mine! I'm peaking here! It's my time now. It's our time."
"In the Bible, you lose. We're destined to lose, Dad."
"Well, consider the source, son."
I’m surprised that the child wasn’t killed.
She may be insane:
I trust it will change.
The one in Milpitas did,, but I havent been in a while..
Big 5 is my source lately
No kidding? A homeless person who is crazy? In California????
The liberal policy of releasing all the insane inmates from the eeeeeeevil asylums pays yet another dividend.
Or perhaps an entire symphony...
Even if it were my cat.
I was in our Wally World the other day.
You know the aisle after you’ve checked-out, on your way to the door? The restrooms, service counter, etc.—some fat **** in an electric wheelchair was screaming at an old woman in front of him, who was being assisted by a guy in a blue smock, because she was moving too slowly for him.
I told him to settle down and then he started yelling obscenities at me and the rest of the store. No store employee got involved.
So yeah, shopping at Wal-hel for the savings is something like marrying for money (or spending some quality time in Bedlam).
You pay for the savings in other ways: `unconscious’ fellow shoppers blocking aisles/barging in front of you, you can’t leave your cart alone for too long, etc. I half expect soon to see vendors in the food section frying goat on a garbage can lids.
So yeah, I find myself recently opting more-and-more to pay at a real grocery store—and I find recently they beat Wal-hel on some prices!—just to avoid that wonderful Third world Wal-experience.
Noticed right off on the header provided by the Mercury, it said “teen”, instead of “woman” or “adult” (although the writer/editor uses “woman” in the article. IMHO, the use of “teen” was meant to invoke an image of a youngster, not an adult. IMHO the MSM is using these words for whatever agenda the writer is pushing. (or the “journalists” for the MSM today are poorly trained in “college” or are just stupid, IMHO)
Example, a teen, 17 year-old perished in a drowning accident. Horrible, but the writer/editor used as a header, “young boy” drowns in pool. Young boy invokes an image of a toddler, not a 17 teen year-old.
There is no bias in the press, Citizen.
I understand Comrade. lol (or my re-education camp awaits)
Good one dfwgator...
Guilty. Hang the feral biotch.
Assume this is her. Wonder what the “no bail” means? (cough)
Notice the prior contact.
Maria Garate booking date 05/13/2014
You’d have no problem with my local Walmart. It’s in the middle of a large commercial park area called Turkey Creek where there’s nothing but a large mass of businesses, most of them consumer oriented. The only practical way to get to it is by bicycle or private car. It’s essentially a giant open air business mall covering many hundreds of acres. There’s little or no public transit access and no rail transit.
No doubt, in the short time since you posted this heresy, you’ve suffered a Tragic Boating Accident and no longer own a hand gun.
Doubtless we’ll have adjacent dorms...
I call top bunk, beachside window.
yeah, this could never have happened at sears, J.C.Penneys, Sacs, Kohls,....you have another reason to not shop at Wal-Mart and it is probably as inane as this one.
I will go to other Walmarts, but not this one.
Free advice: (Take it for what its worth) Leave the safety ON until the piece is out of your pocket. Jus' sayin'