Stranger Chokes 4-Month-Old Baby in Wal-Mart Checkout Line
byEricka SouterOct 20, 2016
Photograph by Twenty20
There are certain dangers every parent is constantly
on the lookout for. For example, I'm always scanning the floor for choking hazards. And I don't know any mom
who isn't leery of strangers lurking near the park. However, no one
would be prepared for what Quisha Hill and her 4-month-old endured during a recent shopping trip.
While checking out at a local Kansas City, Missouri, Wal-Mart, a man allegedly started
choking her infant daughter.
Hill had popped into
the store to pick up a few things one morning. It was a typical shopping trip until
she was standing in the checkout line.
As she was speaking to the cash
register attendant and bagging her groceries, a stranger approached and
grabbed the car seat from the shopping cart.
"I'm taking the baby, I'm
stealing her. I'm taking her. Call 911," Hill said the man told her.
then began choking the baby and, at one point, put the car seat on top of
his head as though he were trying to wear it. The shocked mom screamed
for help and other shoppers ran to her aid and tackled the man to the
Store employees also came running. The assailant punched a
worker before a security guard was finally able to body slam and subdue him. Hill thinks the attacker
may have been under the influence.
Fortunately, her daughter was not
badly hurt. The baby turned red for a few minutes but will reportedly be
fine. I can only imagine this poor mother will have to deal with the fear
and emotional scars from this attack for years to come.