Kmart Shopper Under Investigation For 'Ramming' Toddler With Trolley
"It was a really bad tantrum."
A New Zealand woman is under police investigation after she allegedly punched a toddler and push her trolley into the child’s head.
The child's mother told the NZ Herald that the woman - believed to be in her 60s - rammed a trolley into her two-year-old son’s head while he was having a tantrum. Footage of the alleged altercation was captured on the store’s CCTV cameras.
"At first I was like, 'this [the tantrum] is fine, we're going to meet Nana soon' - I just kept saying that,” the mother told the NZHerald.
"Then I got to the kiosk and I started scanning my products, and the tantrum got worse. He wouldn't usually behave like this, but I've got to admit - it was a really bad tantrum. Probably one of the worst I would have seen."
The mother went on to say the woman used her trolley to hit her son before verbally abusing the family.
Store footage later showed the woman appearing to punch the child while the mother’s back is turned.
"'We've reviewed the video footage in detail and we can see that she has actually punched your son in the head with quite some force, when your back was turned'," the mother quotes a Kmart Store Manager as saying.
The Kmart Store Manager was praised by the mother for being "helpful", as were New Zealand police.
Her son is now fine, despite having two large bumps on his forehead.
The NZ Herald report police as investigating the matter.