Police say a Philadelphia mom returned to a dollar store where she'd been banned and pepper-sprayed employees who tried to escort her out before giving the can to her 7-year-old daughter and telling her to continue the fight. Delaina Garling, 27, had previously been banned from the Dollar Store for alleged stealing. But still she decided to take her 7-year-old daughter and son, inside the premises on Monday.
Surveillance camera footage shows Garling being escorted to the exit — but all hell breaks loose when she whips out a pepper-spray can and sprays the two workers in the face. With other staff tackling her to the ground, she then throws the can to her daughter and screams: "You know what to do, baby. Spray it!"
Thankfully, the girl did not use the spray, and could only watch as her mom was pinned to the ground until cops arrived. Police found Garling was carrying a bag of marijuana and eight clonazepam pills (better known under the trade name Klonopin), used to treat seizures and panic attacks.
The Philadelphia Daily News reports she was charged with simple assault, possession of a controlled substance and related offenses. Police said her two children, who despite being the same age are not twins, "don't have a shot with a mom like that." They have now been placed in the custody of their father.