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Woman arrested after ordering her daughter, 7, to pepper spray workers

By Mason White 2:17 PM March 25, 2013
Delaina Garling 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with assault related charges after she gave a can of pepper spray to her little daughter and told her to pepper spray store employees, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Police said that a Philadelphia-area woman went to a dollar store which she had been banned from and pepper sprayed employees who tried to escort her out before handing over the can to her daughter, who is 7-years-old, and asking her to continue spraying.

Upper Darby police said that 27-year-old Delaina Garling went to Family Dollar Store Monday, a place that she had been banned from entering for after an alleged theft. When employees tried to walk her out from the store, police said she sprayed them with pepper spray.

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said after employees approached Garling, she gave the can to her daughter and said: “You know what to do, baby. Spray!” Chitwood said the girl never used the spray.

Garling is charged with simple assault and other charges.

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