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Old 05-03-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Largo, Florida -- The arrest of a 73-year-old grandmother has some asking... where do you draw the line when it comes to punishing unruly teens?

Theresa Collier says she's never been in trouble her entire life, but this week, the grandmother found herself behind bars in the Pinellas County Jail after slapping her granddaughter for swearing at her.

Grandmother facing battery charges after slapping granddaughter for mouthing off | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 Connects
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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What a ridiculous law, where there's no wiggle room for "common sense." Hope this, at least, gives the granddaughter a wake-up call to grow up. But it probably won't...
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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If the granddaughter punched Grandma in the cheek, then why was she not also arrested?
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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She should live in Oklahoma where you CAN spank your child. I doubt the police would have considered jail for Grandmother..more like the brat a$$ed kid.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Yet again another example of our touchy feely don't do anything to upset the children. What a bunch of idiot LEO's in that department.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: WI
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How disappointing. Slapping the little girl might not have been the best approach, but it's a sad day when we can't discipline our family the way we see fit.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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:::gggrr:: thats just sad and sick.. this is the namby pamby society we have created .. Well the kid is now 18 and since F-bombing the nuns and now her grandmother should be figuring out how to support her entitled arse w/o any help ..
I am sorry for Grandma thats a fact .. and to suggest we be nice to brats like that is just outta line ..
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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It will be thrown out of court, as it should be.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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High five to granny!! Good for her popping that brat in the mouth. She won't do that again! YAY!
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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I would never slap my grandchild, ever.

Come to think about it, I would never slap my child.

Just my two cents.
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