NJ Woman Hits 9-Year-Old With Frying Pan for Dropping Bagel

The cream cheese will kill the dog, she allegedly cries

Friday, Feb 4, 2011  |  Updated 8:00 AM EDT
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Here is our salute to the 15 most popular stories on NBCNewYork.com in 2010. But first two great stories that didn't make the cut: Honorable Mention. Bagels With a Slice of Tax. Have you noticed bagel shops tacking on a few more cents to your beloved pumpernickel and cream cheese? Blame Albany. This story cut the cream cheese-laden joy out of many New Yorkers' hearts.

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A New Jersey woman hit a 9-year-old on the head with a frying pan after he dropped a bagel and her dog ate it, authorities say.

Donna Ambrosio-Ruglio is held in the Morris County Jail on $75,000 bail, charged with child endangerment.

According to the arrest affidavit, the boy told police the 45-year-old yelled at him that the cream cheese would kill the dog.

A criminal complaint says the boy sustained an abrasion to his head and bruising on his back.

The Daily Record of Parsippany reports Ambrosio-Ruglio was caring for the boy at her Randolph home.

It is not immediately clear whether she has retained an attorney.

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