Phoenix Mom Accused of Putting Beer in Sippy Cup

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix mother has been arrested after authorities say she put beer in her 2-year-old son's sippy cup.
Phoenix police were called to a pizza restaurant Tuesday night after witnesses say they saw 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete pour beer from a pitcher into her son's cup and then the child drank some of it.
Phoenix police say Topete admitted pouring the beer in the cup because the child kept reaching for the beer pitcher.
Officers examined the contents of the cup and determined the liquid was consistent with beer.
The child was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons and was later released to the care of his father.
Topete is being held on suspicion of child abuse. Police didn't know if she has a lawyer.


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  • by Suzy Q Location: Chipley Fl. on Jul 6, 2012 at 07:49 PM
    My husband started out real young drinking and chewing tobacco, his dad would give him sips of homemade white lightening and chews of tobacco.His dad died at age 35 from a car accident. This ended the drinking till he was able to buy it his self. But he drinks in moderation. No drunkeness after we was married.However he's still chews tobacco, he's 69 and been chewing tobacco since he was 8.
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      by Jess on Jul 10, 2012 at 03:58 PM in reply to Suzy Q
      Suzy, what's your point? Are you trying to excuse a woman giving her 2 year-old alcohol?
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