BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — An eastern Minnesota woman faces charges after authorities say she was seen punching her 2-year-old son in a store’s parking lot.
Thirty-four-year-old Vanessa Lee Dicus of Burnsville is charged with malicious punishment of a child following the suspected incident last week.READ MORE: Crews Will Continue To Work On Clinton Grain Bin Fire Scene Through Tuesday, Sheriff Says
Court documents say someone inside a parked car reported seeing Dicus hit the child on the side of his head after he swiped at his mother’s chin.READ MORE: St. Paul Police Investigating St. Clair Avenue Shooting Death
Police identified Dicus from a license plate number the witness provided. When officers went to her home, they found the child with a bruised forehead and a scratch on his temple. They say Dicus confirmed she was at the store but denied striking the child.
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