Grandmother Accused of Beating Boy at Florida Intersection
A Florida grandmother was arrested Saturday after police said she beat her grandson at a busy intersection so badly that the child lost consciousness, WESH.com reported.
Dolores Henderson, 55, was described by witnesses as beating the 2-year-old as she was pushing him in her stroller and slamming the child into the curb, WESH.com reported. As officers arrived at the scene, police said the woman was continuing the beatings.
“As he drove up, he saw her hitting the child in the head,” Cocoa police spokeswoman Barbara Matthews told WESH.com. “She was slapping him with her open hand," Matthews said. "The officer described it as looking like a rag doll. She threw him back in the stroller and started to hit him again.”
The boy briefly passed out from the attacks, but got up again after an officer wrestled Henderson away from the child. He was treated for his injuries and released from a local hospital on Saturday, WESH.com reported.
Henderson was charged with aggravated battery and child abuse.