A man was taken into custody after allegedly spanking a 2-year-old child in a grocery store checkout line in Newnan, Georgia.
On Tuesday, police arrested 62-year-old Juan Guvarra Martinez after he allegedly spanked a stranger’s child at a Kroger grocery store.
Logan Morris, the boy’s father, said he was in the checkout aisle with his 2-year-old son when the boy asked for candy. “I told him, ‘No, it’s too late bud,” Morris said. According to Morris, the man behind them in the line grabbed his son’s hand, spun him around and spanked him three times.
The man, identified as Martinez, told him, “That’s how we deal with kids in Mexico.” Morris said he replied, “We’re not in Mexico,” left the store and called the police.
The police report stated Martinez’s eyes were bloodshot and had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.” Martinez’s speech was slurred and he began to cuss in front of employees and customers. Martinez was then handcuffed and taken out of the store. He was charged with battery, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of officers.