Beverly McCurley, Southwest Flight Attendant, Takes Crying Baby Away From Parents, Citing Abuse (VIDEO, POLL)
Beverly McCurley, a Southwest flight attendant, took a baby away from her mother on a flight after the mother slapped the child, according to CNN.
McCurley claimed Lee Ann Cid, the 13-month-old baby girl's mother, slapped the baby in an effort to stop her from crying on a flight Monday afternoon from Dallas. The attendant took the baby away from the mother and father, Joseph and Lee Ann Cid, and called the police from the New Mexico-bound flight.
Albuquerque police told ABC News: "She [McCurley] informed me several passengers had reported that a female subject traveling with a baby and her husband had been observed striking the child on the face in an attempt to get the child to stop crying."
"McCurley further stated she walked to the rear of the aircraft and observed the mother of the child identified as Lee Ann Cid strike the child with an open hand on the face in an attempt to get the child to stop crying. McCurley further stated the mother appeared agitated with the child and that the husband continued to yell at his wife to shut up due to her screaming at the child," Albuquerque police said in a report obtained by ABC News.
Police greeted the parents when the flight got to the gate, questioned them, McCurley and passengers and did a welfare check on the baby before letting everyone involved go.
No charges were filed.