ATLANTA, GA - A concerned Georgia man was arrested after he slapped a child in an attempt to silence the shrieking toddler at a Sam's Mart store.
The two-year-old had reportedly ignored his repeated requests to "shut the hell up," authorities said.
According to the arresting officer, the child's mother said her baby had been crying as they walked down an aisle of the store.
The mother said a man she'd never met had approached them and said, "If you don't shut that baby up, I'll shut it up for you."
Later, in another aisle, the man attempted to make good on his promise; he allegedly grabbed, then slapped, her child across the face.
Police said, though he was ultimately unable to silence the brat, he was at least successful in losing two teeth to the child's mother when she slapped him back.