Shopper Attacked After Asking Mom to Quiet Down Child Throwing Tantrum


We recently posted an article about whether or not you would discipline someone else’s child. The new question is, would you ever ask another mom to discipline or quiet down her child? A woman did just that and this is what she said happened:

According to KPIX 5, Natalie Bree Hajek-Richardson said she was in the checkout line of the Nordstrom Rack when a child between the age of 4 and 6 began throwing a loud tantrum.

“It didn’t bother me that the child was throwing the tantrum, but the volume was very loud, it was hurting my ears,” Hajek-Richardson said. She said she asked the child’s mother to quiet her child down – she said she asked nicely. The mother then “came to the side of me and told me not to tell her child what to do. And I told her that I didn’t ask your child what to do, I asked you very nicely to calm down your child just a little bit,” Hajek-Richardson stated.

Hajek-Richardson said she then “told her to go to hell and she told me I’ll see you there,” she said.

When Hajek-Richardson left the store, she reported that the woman followed her to her car and said ‘Where’d you tell me to go?’ So I repeated again what I said to her, and I told her that I told her to go to hell,” she said.

Hajek-Richardson said that’s when the woman attacked her. She said she was punched twice in the face. “My teeth hurt, my elbow hurts, I got a bruise on my thigh,” she said.

Police are trying to identify the woman suspected of the assault.

If you were in a public place and a preschooler was screaming, would you ask the mom to intervene? What would you do? Anything?



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