Sometimes the headlines just write themselves. In this case, dad JUSTIN JAMES WARREN GREEN is the Pringles-eating slapper.
Father arrested for abuse after slapping 2-year-old for eating his Pringles
By Carol Robinson -- The Birmingham News
April 05, 2010, 11:36AM
A Birmingham man was arrested for child abuse after authorities say he slapped his toddler daughter for eating his Pringles.
Justin James Warren Green, 22, was arrested Friday but bonded out of the county jail this morning, said Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
Investigators said the 2-year-old girl was taken to the emergency room at St. Vincent's East last week with a large hand print and abrasion on the left side of her face. The hospital staff summoned sheriff's deputies and social service workers. Green, Christian said, went to the hospital but was escorted out by hospital staff.
The district attorney's office agreed that the case merited child abuse charges, Christian said. Deputies interviewed Green Friday and he confessed to hitting his daughter because she was eating his barbecue Pringles.
He was charged with willful abuse of a child and held on $10,000 bond until today.
"How do you slap a 2-year-old girl over anything?" Christian said, "much less something as silly as she's eating your barbecue Pringles."