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Kid, 11, arrested for punching grandmother after she refused to buy toy

By Mason White 12:00 PM December 16, 2013
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By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A well-meaning woman took her grandson to a toy store in Dayton, Ohio, but things quickly got out of hand.

While shopping, the child asked for a specific toy. When the grandmother refused to buy the toy, the child became angry and punched her in the face.

A person who saw the incident unfold, called police.

The grandmother, Barbara Weeks, 60, told police that her 11-year-old grandson punched her nose after she refused to buy him a toy.

The incident began at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Dayton Police were called to Rose’s Department Store, on a report of an assault.

According to investigators, the boy tried to hit Weeks a second time, but she was able to flee.

Weeks told the officers that she was afraid of her 11-year-old grandson.

The child was arrested and taken to the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center. He was charged with domestic violence.