CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (KCRA) – A Citrus Heights man is in custody after police say he choked his infant in front of officers in the parking lot of a Walmart.
Police said Daniel Graf, 32, met his estranged wife in the store’s parking lot in Citrus Heights on Friday evening so he could see their 3-month-old child.
Graf and his estranged wife began arguing over child custody arrangements, and the woman called police, authorities said.
When officers arrived, they started speaking with Graf as he was holding the baby. During the conversation, Graf started strangling and choking the child, according to authorities.
One of the officers applied a department-approved sleeper hold on Graf, who went unconscious, police said. Officers said Graf continued to strangle the child as he was being rendered unconscious.
The infant was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to recover, police said.
Graf was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide, causing a child to suffer physical pain and on an outstanding warrant.
MILTON, Ga. — A Sandy Springs woman is facing charges after a fight inside a Milton Walmart.
The victim told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik it’s not her first encounter with the suspect.
That woman told Petchenik she’s had issues with the suspect in the past, only this time the issues boiled over into a violent confrontation.
“The employees got mad. One got upset with the other and went over and pushed her,” Capt. Shawn McCarty with the Milton Police Department said.
It all unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Walmart on Windward Parkway.
Milton police said independent contractors Dorothy Kemp, 63, and Marissa Moody, 56, were giving out samples in the produce section when they got into an argument over a cutting board.
“In this case the suspect lost her temper in the crowded Walmart and took it out on the person she was angry with,” McCarty said.
In surveillance video you can see Kemp run after her co-worker and push her straight into the fruit cooler.
With Moody on her back, feet in the air, the video shows Kemp calmly walk back to her work station and begin cutting up more fruit.
The video shows a Walmart employee comes to Moody’s aid, pulling the shocked woman out of the fruit case.
Moments later Milton police officers arrived on the scene and took Kemp into custody for simple battery after watching the video.
When officers asked her what happened, her response was, “I don’t know nothing about anything that had occurred,” Kemp said.
Police said the tape doesn’t lie.
“It is unacceptable. You hope that someone can control their temper a little bit better,” Kemp said.
Moody told Petchenik she’s had run-ins with Kemp since she started at that location.
An official with their company wouldn’t comment about whether Kemp is still employed by them.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A Myrtle Beach man and a woman were charged after an officer spotted them in a truck and then saw a condom on the seat of the vehicle.
The incident happened about 9:45 pm Wednesday at a Walmart parking lot at 541 Seaboard Street, Myrtle Beach Police said in a report.
The man and woman were in a gray Dodge pick up truck, police said, and they each had “conflicting stories” about what they were doing there.
“The offender was observed idle in his vehicle with a known prostitute,” police said. “The offender and the prostitute had conflicting stories.”
Police then noticed evidence in the truck.
“(Officer) observed a Lifestyles (brand) condom laying beside the offender,” police said in the report.
Ellis Arthur, 50, of Myrtle Beach and Rebecca Sommer Thor, 23, were charged with loitering/prostitution, police said.
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