In a disgusting accusation of child abuse, authorities say a Utah woman pulled two of her son’s teeth in a Walmart restroom.
Prosecutors said Monday that the 47-year-old woman bought hand sanitizer and needle-nose pliers from the store, then took them into the restroom and pulled two of her 7-year-old son’s teeth.
Police in American Fork, Utah, say the boy’s older brother heard the child screaming and got him out of the restroom on April 2.
Charging documents say the boy told his brother that one of the teeth was loose, but the other was only slightly loose. Prosecutors say the woman didn’t use any kind of anesthetic.
“When she proceeded to extract them, they didn’t come out in one whole piece. There were multiple pieces, so that illustrates that they were still very attached to this child’s mouth,” American Fork Police Sgt. Cameron Paul told ABC4.
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The woman was charged with felony child abuse. No attorney was immediately listed for her in court records.
The Associated Press is not naming her to avoid identifying the child.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.