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Mary Gregory, 56, of Aiken, Assault & battery

Aiken Woman Swats Another Woman’s Child for Misbehaving in Beauty Shop!

An Aiken woman has been charged with assault after swatting another woman’s child for misbehaving in the waiting area of a local beauty shop, authorities said.

Mary Gregory, 56, of Aiken, Assault & batteryMary Gregory, 56, of Williams Drive SW, was arrested for swatting a little boy with a magazine inside the Aiken School of Cosmetology. She told police she struck the child on the buttocks for smearing an apple core on the window of the business.

The incident happened last Wednesday in the waiting room, where the child was playing while her mother was receiving cosmetology services, an Aiken report says.

“The child began crying and (his mother) left the beautician’s chair to check on her child,” a report says.

A witness told the mother that Gregory had struck the child with a magazine. Gregory confessed to swatting the child, saying she was trying to “discipline the child.”

“It takes a village to raise a child,” Gregory reportedly told the mother.

But several customers reportedly yelled at Gregory for hitting another woman’s child.

Someone called Aiken cops, and a responding officer reviewed surveillance video that showed Gregory swatting the child. The mother told police she wanted to pursue charges against the woman, and Gregory was arrested for assault & battery in the third degree.

What do you think? Should the mother have pressed charges? Comment below.

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  • Marja Green

    It takes a village, she was right!

    • Tammi

      So how would you feel if some one just walked up and hit the baby in your profile picture and say it takes a village to raise them are you freaking serious get out of here!!!!

      • Sarah Lynch- Gregg

        I doubt that would ever happen in this ladies case because she UNDERSTANDS the concept of it taking a village to raise a child. Everyone looks out for those who are too young to be left to their own devices. This is a lady that cares enough to raise her child the right way. She pays attention to her child first and I am sure she has a firm grasp on the fact that if you must have a beauty appointment then you make arrangements ahead of time to get a sitter for your child, you don’t take them with you. I have been shopping with my child and she acted out inappropriately and a stranger stepped up and told her that screaming and throwing a fit was being a bad child and ask her to stop ! I was standing right there when it happened and I allowed it to go on because my child has to learn and understand that there WILL be other people who CAN and WILL discipline her during her lifetime. I didn’t raise a snow flake !

      • BlackJackShellac

        No one’s advocating the hitting of babies in profile pictures! They’re just supporting the hitting of your nephew.

        • The Honest Truth

          HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA

          • The Honest Truth

            Those Masonic gangsters are the ones that spanked that kid.

          • BlackJackShellac

            Those masonic gangstalkers get around!

    • BlackJackShellac

      A village idiot.

  • Janet Cherokee Glabas

    in these situations someone should just tell the mother or the owner of the business NEVER touch someones child!

    • Christina Lynn Cain

      The business needs something stating no services performed if u do not have someone to watch ur child

      • Sharon Harrah-Hale

        Perfect response.

      • LesleyAnne Klepac

        How many times does the sister have to comment that the grandmother was watching the child? The child was not unattended.

        • jkimbr

          Apparently the grandmother must NOT have been actively participating. I have a two year old granddaughter and when I “watch” her in public, everyone knows she is being “watched” and there is no need for anyone else to intervene.

        • Donnaree Smith Weeks

          No hell she wasn’t . She allowed the child to annoy other customers and disrespect the businesses property . Obviously the child was left unattended or the child wouldn’t have smeared an apple on the window . The child cried because the child didn’t get its way , not out of pain . Most likely had a disposable diapers on so I hardly doubt the child felt anything but intittled to do what it wanted to do .

        • Martha Murphy

          I disagree, because if he was being watched and attended as you say, then he shouldn’t have been messing up the windows. However I don’t agree that she should have put her hands on the child. The worker’s there should have told the mom and Grandma that they would have to leave if they can’t keep the child by them.

  • Merissa Keller Jones

    She would have got hit back and we both would be in jail

    • BlackJackShellac

      Go get ’em, redneck.

  • Mel

    Was DSS notified concerning the child’s mother’s negligence? How sad that the mother chose her hair over the child’s safety?? I wish the mothers name and face were posted right along with this woman’s picture. The stranger shouldn’t have touched the child with the magazine … but she was at least keeping an eye out for the child … which is more than the mother bothered to do :(

    • Christina Lynn Cain

      I agree

    • Bea Meadows

      negligence, really an apple on a window is not a reason to have another person put their hands on my child but since they didn’t say how old the child was then maybe it was one of those things that smaller kids will do just cause its there they would’ve been two warrants taken out cause I don’t think I couldn’t not smacked her up side her head with that magazine. I don’t look good in orange jumpsuits.

      • Evonne D Butler

        I agree I would have slapped her all over the place and then call the cops

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    • Tammi

      First of all the mother and grandmother was there watching out for My Nephew!!!!! She was told by one of the employees there it was ok to leave them where they were at. They were Not and I repeat NOT being neglected!!!!! This lady was told earlier not to mess with my nephew he doesnt like strangers and she got mad after that. So before any of decide to pass judgment please find out all the facts!!!!! I don’t care who you are you don’t put your hands on anyone else children. If she was so concerned about what my nephew was doing why didn’t she go and tell my Sister!!!!! She had just had a discussion with her. My sister handled it well because anyone else would have beat her a $$ all over that building!!!!!! I guarantee she wouldn’t have hit my sister or another grown up like that! My nephew is only two. Show me a perfect two year old. It wasn’t like he was raising hell up in there rubbing his hand on a Window. So yes she was wrong for hitting my nephew and I tell you it BETTER NOT HAPPEN EVER AGAIN!!!!!

      • Bea Meadows

        I agree with you about your nephew , two is a kid being a kid and if it bothered that lady so much I think she could’ve told your sister or walked her happy ass out and not go back. Never put your hands on another person’s children and she should be charged with assualt battery and child abuse cause if tables were turned that lady would press charges.

        • Larry Shroyer

          … Someday that kid WILL be in front of A JUDGE(S) and that helicopter mommy, won’t be buzzing around the Monster Child then. I have seen this so many times.
          To MUCH female energy buzzing around protecting this “HIGH chair tyrant”. This helicopter mommy should have thanked the beast with the magazine. This boy’s relatives, might as well get used to courtrooms…
          I am serious about this.
          Just wait and see. I hope a good Judge throws this out and quickly!

      • Sharon Harrah-Hale

        You and yours are part of the problem that exists.

        • Tammi

          You are too! Bye Felicia

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      • Michael Siewert

        Your nephew is obviously a brat. And obviously your sister needs to learn how to control him. And you might want to learn how to write a proper sentence before you embarrass yourself any further.

        • The Honest Truth

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        • Samir Hashami

          get fucked

          • BlackJackShellac

            Dipshit.

        • Larry Shroyer

          yes, it takes a VILLAGE

      • BlackJackShellac

        Oh, I pity your neglected nephew!

      • Donnaree Smith Weeks

        Show me a grandparent that thinks it’s okay for a child to smear anything on a window .Oh a 2 year old doesn’t like strangers so it’s okay for a child because he doesn’t like somebody is suppose to annoy them ? It’s a place of business ,not romper room . Why didn’t the grandmother correct her grandchild ? I hardly doubt the lady was being mean to the child . What part of this incident is being left out. If the grandmother was tending to the child ,why did the mother get out of the chair to go see about the child ? It’s not okay for a child to vandalize property . It’s not okay for a child to annoy other customers. It’s not okay for a child to run wild in grocery stores . It’s not okay for a child to play in restaurants . It’s not okay for a child to bother things that don’t belong to them . If the grandmother’s watching the child how is it the child smeared the window with an apple ? I’m willing to bet she swatted the child not smacked the hell out of the child . A place of business other than a zoo is not a place for that type of behavior. A zoo sounds fitting for that type of behavior . What about keep the child in check in public ?

        • Monique Bell

          I guess that’s why salons don’t let children under a certain age come in. It’s a lot to deal with children in some places. Most people would like to relax on those places. So I say this because whomever was watching this child should’ve made him sit his butt down. This is the time to discipline your children and teach them right from wrong. I guess if this was their place of business or home you wouldn’t want anyone destroying your things. That’s part of the problem in this world. Don’t won’t anyone saying or disciplining their children. It takes a village to raise a child. And then when they grow up doing the craziest things. That’s when you start saying you could have told me. Gtfoh with that. Its a difference between discipline a child and abusing a child. Get real people.

        • Larry Shroyer

          Amen, takes a village

      • Tipper3

        Your nephew may not have been neglected but he certainly was not watched. With two so-called grownups at the salon one should have watched your nephew. No, maybe it was wrong for a stranger to swat his terrible two rump, but it was also wrong to have this woman arrested. Shame on your sister, the grandmother and you, all three of you need your azzez beat.

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  • Christina Lynn Cain

    Um first of all who was watching her child..not her if she was recieving services..

    • Alton Clark

      Why does that even matter ?

      • Sharon Harrah-Hale

        Seriously, you really think that way?

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    • tabitha brown

      I agree…if she were watchingher kid she wouldnt of had a chance to touch my kid. You are not supposed to leave your child unattended as we are NOT responsible for what happens to them. But far to often that happens….

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  • Hallart Wilson

    Good job. I bet he wont do it again.

    • Tammi

      I bet she won’t do it again!!!!! And for you to say good job for her hitting my nephew a two year old for rubbing his hand on a Window something must be wrong with you!!

      • BlackJackShellac

        You’ve got issues.

  • The Honest Truth

    It’s the business’s fault for not having a daycare for the trophy wife. Glad nobody abducted or molested her kid while she was getting her toenails painted. What a b!tch.

    I grew up in a different time, where if you were at a friend’s house and got in trouble, their mom would spank you, then when you got home, your mom would spank you, then your dad. Somehow, i made it and didn’t turn out to be a spoiled, entitled $hit.

    • Alton Clark

      A lot of us had that happen but no stranger would even think about it !

    • Tammi

      First of my sister is NOT a B!tch!!!! My nephew is not spoiled nor feel entitled to anything. He was being watched by his grandmother which this crazy lady didn’t know. I don’t know if you have children but if you feel it’s ok for a total stranger to hit your kid or kids I feel bad for them!!!

      • Jbvw

        Funny that it was not evident that grandma was watching the child… That tells me that the child was not being told to stop making a mess. I have two boys and you can bet no one could beat me to the punch with taking action on something as disrespectful as smothering food all over business property. Manage your child…. No excuse! Swatting a kid on the bum with a magazine is discipline not assault!

      • Sarah Lynch- Gregg

        Watching a child means exactly that, watching, paying attention to what the child is doing. There is not a person alive that doesn’t know it is wrong for a child to be rubbing an apple or apple sauce all over a window or anything else for that matter. If you must give your child snacks while in a public place, SET YOUR CHILD DOWN AND HAVE THEM STAY THERE UNTIL THEY FINISH THE SNACK, they can understand how to do that at 2. I worked in a day care with 2 yr olds and they know how to sit and eat. The problem is that children have no discipline, they are not taught how to behave in public. A child 1 yr or younger I could understand no having the full grasp of public behavior, but a 2 yr old does. It was neglect on your grandmothers part for not keeping her eyes on him. Not to mention that if she was able to watch him, he should have been watched at home that way none of this would have happened because a beauty salon is not a place for a toddler. Seems to me the only hurt or damage that was done was to the alleged parents/guardians pride because someone else had to step up and stop bad behavior !

      • The Honest Truth

        Don’t feel bad for my kids, their parents love them.

      • BlackJackShellac

        Give it up, Tammi. The kid was being watched by another evidently as ignorant as you, since you see no shame in the matter. A smack on the butt with a magazine is the least that could have happened to the little public demon. Hairdos over toddlers. Shameful. Sounds like Nanna needed a sitter, too.

      • Larry Shroyer

        CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK.
        oh don’t brutalize my high chair tyrant. A magazine was a great decision, you bunch of old biddies. Go back to your Quilting circle and quit Clucking and laying eggs…Some Judge, in the future, will explain all this to the boy and his “Helicopter mommie” buzzing around.
        Yep couple years in the DOC. will straighten him out.
        Sad, girls, but this is what’s real.
        67 and wise.

  • Frances Ubaldo

    While I agree that the child should not have been left unattended, No one has a right to put their hands on a child that doesn’t belong to them.

    • The Honest Truth

      Well said.

      • Kim Morris

        To be honest if the grandmother was there and suppose to be watching the child then why didn’t she stop the child from rubbing his apple core all over the window. I have a 9 and 3 yr old grandchildren and if they ever acted that way I would hope someone would come to me( which they would never be out of my sight while with me). Should charged have been brought upon this lady no because she didn’t abuse the kid. Trust if you’ve ever been abused you would know the difference. So to say she abused or whatever is a far stretch. Learn the difference.

        • BlackJackShellac

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    • Tammi

      My nephew was NOT left attended the grandmother was watching him is it against the law for a two year old to rub his hand on a Window???? I could see if he was being the Tasmania devil in there he wasn’t!!!!

      • Frances Ubaldo

        The article failed to state that there was someone watching him. I do apologize for leaping to conclusions. And truly, even if no one had been watching the boy, it doesn’t give anyone else the right to physically discipline this child. Not even if he’s acting out. A parent shouldn’t have to worry about some stranger striking their child every time they turn their back.

        • Martha Murphy

          But the child doesn’t seem to be watched very good. And it could have been somewhere else and the child again not watched properly and someone come by and grab him.

      • BlackJackShellac

        Tasmanian. Better tighten him up, according to some on here the Masonic gangstalkers are on da loose! Don’t let Junior get too unruly!

      • Samantha Mcmillan

        His mother would have paid to have my windows clean.

  • Alton Clark

    I have wanted to do that 100’s of times but I am smart enough not to hit another persons child !

  • Jessie Neal

    Maybe she should of been watching the child, honestly I would think about giving the child a spanking but she is only pressing charges to get something out of it for herself.

  • Jessi

    Maybe she should of been watching the child, honestly I would think about giving the child a spanking but she is only pressing charges to get something out of it for herself….

  • Jessi

    Maybe she should of been watching the child, honestly I would think about giving the child a spanking but she is only pressing charges to get something out of it for herself.

    • Tammi

      My sister has a good paying job she doesn’t need anything from this woman!!! What can she get from her??? She’s pressing charges because she didn’t want to beat the crap out of her. I just can’t get over some of these comments it’s unbelievable really people

      • BlackJackShellac

        Don’t strike the match if you don’t want the fire.

        • cruelworld85

          EyE know You are an illusion/ agent GOD Bless you…..

          • BlackJackShellac

            I seek light. I was at the pillar of boaz and was told thrice, “the Masonic gangstalkers ride tonight!”

          • cruelworld85

            Freemason Symbols boaz and jachin copy. Their names in (modern) Freemasonry are “Boaz and Jachin,” ….everybody ignore him he has been proven to be of the dark kill him like thisGOD BLESS YOU(you will not get another response from me but I will tell you my frequency is at a level where the devil cannot win god/good day sir)!!!!!!!!

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    • Sons father

      Jessi you got life f’d up

  • madcwk

    What if the child was in physical danger? What if he was about to get his hand caught in the door or he was out in the parking lot? Should a stranger intervene then? I mean they would have to put hands on the child then. Or should one just let it go? Does the village idea kick in then? Just curious. I see nothing wrong with telling the child “no” and then telling his mom to come get him. Not sure why she swatted him.

    • tabitha brown

      Agreed

  • Anna Bobanna

    If I was the judge, I’d sentence her to being swatted on the butt with the same magazine then send her on her way. It’s not like she punched the kid in the mouth. I don’t think there’s been a single case of anybody being physically hurt by a rolled up magazine since the dawn of the printing press.

  • Jordon Alisia

    Do I think the lady should have put her hands on a strangers child? No. But I will say, since the grandmother was supposedly “watching the child” she needs a lesson on what that entails. Had I ever, even at 2, behaved like that in public, or private for that matter, I would have had my butt tore up out the frame by whatever adult was “watching” me. Not only is it embarrassing to have your child behave in that matter, but by not discipling him themselves, they’re inadvertently teaching him that what he did was acceptable, and it isn’t. If you allow those behaviors to continue, you are setting yourself up for a long road of a misbehaving child. It’s when a child is 2 that you teach them basic behavior and what is and isn’t acceptable, be it in private or public. That being said, she should have handled it with the “mother”( and I use this term loosely) not the child.

  • BlackJackShellac

    A brat got smacked on the butt for acting like a lil sh¡t in public. Mom calls cops. Stupid relative on here battling for brat’s rights to be a brat. Yeah..he sure learned that he can do whatever he wants. Nice job ladies.

  • cruelworld85

    Zakkary thrift from augusta ga was killed by gangstalkers this evening Masonic gangstalkers he was a lucid dreamer and woke….may God punish those who have shed innocent lives just because they know the truth. And it was disguised as a car accident…also Chaz Williams rest in peace he was killed by the Masonic gangstalkers as well also from augusta ga.

    • BlackJackShellac

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  • Diane Magnuson

    Learn to be a parent. Don’t depend on your other family members to watch your child. It is not their responsibility. And, leave it to the media to blow the whole thing out of proportion.

  • cruelworld85

    25-year-old Zakkary Thrift died from injuries received from the crash. He was a lucid dreamer killed by Masonic gang stalkers..god will show you all no mercy taking innocent lives.

    • BlackJackShellac

      Bye, Zakkary. May your name be spelled better in heaven.

  • cruelworld85

    Chaz Williams was also killed by Masonic gangstalkers in augusta ga…may God show you all no mercy and my comments sure keep dissapearing.

    • BlackJackShellac

      Masonic gangstalkers would make an excellent name for a rock band. I support their next album!

    • BlackJackShellac

      Bye, Chaz.