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Shopper accused of spanking a toddler he didn't know at a Georgia Kroger supermarket

Posted at 9:34 AM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 11:40:33-05

NEWNAN, Ga. --  A man is being held in a Georgia jail for spanking a stranger's child.

It happened Tuesday at a Kroger supermarket in Newnan when Logan Morris says his 2-year-old son asked for candy at the checkout line.

Morris said no twice and then, he says, a stranger grabbed the boy and spanked him three times.

Morris said the man told him, "That's how we deal with kids in Mexico," WXIA reported.

The child's father called police who came down to the store to question Juan Guvarra Martinez.

"I didn't want to start something and it go out of hand and him get hurt in the process," Morris said.

According to the police report the 62-year-old Martinez had bloodshot eyes and a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage."

"That's my son and at the end of the day, I'll discipline him how I believe he needs to be disciplined," Morris said.

Martinez was handcuffed and taken into custody when he allegedly slurred his words and cursed in front of employees and customers.

He's jailed with a bond of nearly $3,400.  

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