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Mom Calls Police After Children Fight Over Pacifier

POSTED: 6:48 am EDT October 6, 2005
UPDATED: 6:59 am EDT October 6, 2005

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Normally, a fight between two children over a pacifier might be resolved by their mothers.

But in Pawtucket, the police had to step in.

It all started Monday afternoon, when a 6-year-old boy dropped a pacifier. Another 6-year-old boy picked it up and refused to give it back, allegedly prompting the first child to deliver a punch. Police said the boy with the pacifier then punched back.

Pawtucket Police Detective Donti Rosciti said one of the mothers called police, saying she wanted the fist fight documented because her son had three minor scratches on his face, and she didn't want his school accusing her of abuse.

A patrolman wrote up a report, then went to the home of the other child to speak with his parents, Rosciti said. He called the case very unusual.

"I've never seen a report with two kids this young," he said.

Rosciti said that as far as police are concerned, the matter is over.

"A 6-year-old can't be held criminally responsible," he said.

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I've taught both of my children that it's OK to defend yourself, your family and your property. That boy better be glad it wasn't Abby, had he taken it from her, she would have jacked him good...he'd had more than scratches on his face... :dthumb:

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Stuff like this is getting dumber by the day. She wanted it documented so she doesn't get called for child abuse? for scratches on the face? I've been sliced open, cut, brused, burnt, had teeth knocked out, etc. growing up. Is it really starting to get that bad that we have to waste cops time for BS like this?
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