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

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

The cream cheese will kill the dog, she allegedly cries



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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.