Wal-Mart Shopper Slaps Crying Child

When I first read this headline, I thought to myself, “What’s the problem?” After all, this happened in a Wal-Mart in Georgia so I am sure tons of little retarded children get slapped around for acting the fool in the store. After all it’s not like it was a high end store such as Target. A parent has to lay down the law every now and then. 

What made this story interesting is that it wasn’t the parent that slapped the child, it was this guy.

roger stephens

(He still looks pretty pissed off about the whole incident). 

It seems that Roger Stephens was sick and tired of listening to Sonya Mathews 2 year old daughter Paige crying and making a fuss. So, he very kindly asked her to quiet her child down before he did it for her. So far, this seems like a reasonable request. 

For whatever reason, Sonya couldn’t / wouldn’t shut up Paige so Roger did what any of us would do…he slapped the little girl several times in the face. Sure enough, the little tyke stopped crying. It worked like a charm. This is what we refer to as “it takes a village” parenting. When the actual parent sucks, a pseudo parent steps in and takes over. 

Amazingly, instead of thanking the kind gentlemen for helping her parent her unruly brat, the mother started screaming and calling out for help. If she would have put that kind of energy into her parenting in the first place, Roger wouldn’t have had to fix the situation for her. 

Long story short, Roger gets charged for cruelty with children in the first degree, a felony. So now Roger has a rap sheet for doing what any of us would have done in the same situation. So I have to ask, when did my country become Russia? Where are Roger’s 1st, 2nd, and 4th amendment rights to quiet loud children and shop in Wal-Mart in peace and quiet? What the hell is going on? 

I am hoping to start the “Roger can slap whomever the hell he wants” fund and free this saint of a man. What a wonderful, and more quiet, world it would be if we had more men like Roger living in it. I am also going to encourage him to start a “Mr. Manners” academy where he can get young people back on track.

Be warned you lazy parents out there. If you don’t shut that loud, obnoxious kid, Roger might just do it for you. This Bud’s for you Roger…

He should have slapped the mom as well

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27 Responses to Wal-Mart Shopper Slaps Crying Child

  1. bschooled says:

    If your “Roger can slap whomever the hell he wants fund” is successful, perhaps you could use the extra money to buy him some special, “slap-friendly” gloves, with extra padding in the palm area.

    Thank God the Duggar family wasn’t there that day…

  2. yorksnbeans says:

    There used to be a time (back in the dark ages when I went to elementary school) that teachers were able to paddle kids. That was back when teachers were able to actually teach.

  3. nonnie9999 says:

    i think we’ve found a new job for deadeye dick cheney! he and roger can have slap-a-kid frachises.

  4. Nice! My entire community is in need of Mr. Roger’s services. (Not the kind your thinking TL) ;p My family and I have been long time members of the slap-a-kid tribe 🙂 I say we ban together with Mr. Roger Stephen’s and open up a new fanchise. lol It will be sure to cut down on whiney bratz, bad manners, and my personal favorite A.D.D. To see how it works check out the following vid. 🙂

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/959427/adhd_cure_southpark/

  5. BTW!
    Mr. Roger Stephens your my hero! rofl

  6. Does he only apply his services to children? Would he consider slapping spouses, clergy, or congressmen? Because I dont know if I have the courage to slap my spouse, or my congressman.

  7. You sure that’s not Harrison Ford?

  8. Sandy says:

    Lol, only in Georgia.

  9. Things just ain’t the way they used to be. It used to be that the average American was free to discipline strange children the moment they unknowingly wandered into striking distance.

    It was a different time then, full of hope. Hope and paranoia. Hope, paranoia and Russians within rock-throwing distance of Alaska, our token Canadian state.

    We were a younger, fresher nation, the men busily downing three-martini lunches and the women spraying Agent Orange on the shrubbery in the cool evenings. The men would take to the easy chair to catch up on the news while the women would wield their asbestos gloves to check the roast in the Thermonucleator.

    Oh, the kids? Who the hell knows? Probably off being slapped by another fine American citizen, half-tanked on martinis and Agent Orange fumes. Or doing their homework. Honey? Check on the kids, would you?

  10. tannerleah says:

    God, you bring back the happy memories. I am going to go abuse myself thinking of June Cleaver.

  11. KATHY =( ^-^ )= says:

    I guess once would’ve been enough,but then I wasn’t there,and don’t know how long this guy had to watch this child cry without a RESPONSIBLE PARENT,take this unruly child out the door if she could NOT shut her up. How long do we have to put up with spoiled brats that parents allow to torture US. He just had the balls,and as you age you don’t believe you have to tolerate it. Be a parent,and take you child out of the store. You have no right to put others through that chaos. He stepped in because there was NO REAL MOTHER HANDLING IT! I don’t know how he was able to get off four slaps. I believe he was able to do that many because that so called mother was really not attending to her spoiled brat.. That’s what you get for not parentling yourself! Maybe there will be more guys(or girls) that will NOT put up with,and have big balls to do what this guy did.. Good for him. I have 3 grown children now,and in no way would’ve I allowed for them to continue to cry and whine,I would be out the door. And that goes for the theater. You guys need to get the hell out of the theater too when they start up! I did. And if their dad was there,we would switch off taking them out. Is this the new culture that forces us to tolerate this? No wonder there is so much disrespect from kids,and crime/gangs on the street..

  12. Mama Cakes says:

    It all goes back to the parent – if they cannot be a parent then they should not be breeding. It is called discipline & respect when you are out in the public & soooooooooooooooooo many children & adults are lacking in both areas ! Sad to say. My mom would not have any qualms about smacking me in public IF I acted up in a store ! You knew better, cos it would only be worse once you got home. You have my vote for Slap a Kid – why not start Slap the Parent?

  13. elizabeth3hersh says:

    I can imagine two scenarios that would cause a guy like this to slap a stranger’s daughter: drug/ETOH induced irritability or dementia (Mr. Stephens needs a neurological exam). Job well done TL. Can you tell me where he lives so I can beat the holy crap out of him?

  14. tannerleah says:

    Or 3: Maybe he just really, really hates horrible little children. I am pretty sure he live in Vegas.

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