Child on leash dragged through a Verizon store
So it's not your typical Sunday when you see a child, almost motionless, being dragged on a leash through a Verizon store. That's exactly what store employees and other shoppers witnessed in a Verizon Wireless store located in Rome, Alabama. The video clearly shows how the woman, Melissa Catherine Smith-Means, aimlessly drags the child across the store. The child had visible marks on his neck from the backpack leash attached to him. Police authorities arrived around 12:30 PM and charged the 37 year old woman for first degree cruelty to children. She currently remains in jail without bail for the incident. It's just shocking to see a grown adult treat a young child like that – especially in a public place.