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Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by ericpabear » Jul Sun 24, 2011 5:37 pm

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business ... 3765.story

Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom, accused of hitting 1-year-old son
Jessica M. Lewis, 26, was charged with child abuse.
Jessica M. Lewis, 26, punched and kicked her 1-year-old child at the Magic Kingdom on Thursday, deputies said. (Orange County Jail / July 23, 2011)

By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel

9:23 p.m. EDT, July 23, 2011
A woman was arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom park on Thursday after authorities say she punched and kicked her toddler son in front of witnesses, jail records show.
Orange County sheriff's deputies were called to the park after witnesses said they saw 26-year-old Jessica M. Lewis repeatedly strike the 1-year-old boy.
Lewis, of New Orleans, La., struck the child "in the abdomen/stomach area with a closed fist, causing the child to bend over, clutch his stomach, and cry from the strike," an arresting deputy wrote.
"In addition," an arrest report states, "the child Victim was also kicked by [Lewis] when the child did not walk properly to [Lewis'] demands."
The report states that Lewis struck the boy "in public and in the presence of several witnesses." Lewis was arrested on a charge of child abuse.
Lewis was jailed in Orange County with bail set at $2,000, and has since been released. She could not be reached for comment on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Children and Families confirmed that the agency is investigating the incident

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Re: Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by mindflipper » Jul Sun 24, 2011 6:45 pm

What a horrible way for a kid to remember a trip to Disney World: a traumatizing nightmare...

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Re: Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by Amy » Jul Sun 24, 2011 8:31 pm

mindflipper wrote:What a horrible way for a kid to remember a trip to Disney World: a traumatizing nightmare...
Hopefully he won't remember much of it. And hopefully the other guests won't be too traumatized either. What an awful day all around :(

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Re: Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by ericpabear » Jul Tue 26, 2011 5:53 pm

I am hoping they took the kid away. He is gonna get it worse when she gets him outa site. :cry:

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Re: Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by jacobcary1 » Jul Wed 27, 2011 1:43 pm

This is just sad. I hate hearing about news like this.

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Re: Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by elizabethswann » Jul Wed 27, 2011 8:14 pm

That's awful. This is why I'm not a fan of people very much.

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Re: Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by BayLakeTowers » Jul Fri 29, 2011 2:53 pm

While in the parks I've seen several instances of unhappy parents verbally (and physically) direct their tired frustation at their even more tired children, but never something like this.
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Re: Woman arrested at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Post by Lori60 » Jul Sun 31, 2011 4:54 pm

How very sad..
In the summer at WDW you see so much of the quick tempered, hot , tired people taking out their frustration on family, friends and cast members.

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