Police find suspect after child allegedly slapped in Oakville grocery store
Halton Regional Police say they have identified the “suspect responsible” after a child was slapped by a stranger at a grocery store this week.
Police initially were asking for the public’s help to find a suspect.
Police said a mother was with four children at the No Frills on Cross Avenue in Oakville on Tuesday just after 11 a.m. when a stranger slapped the woman’s eight-yearold daughter.
She confronted the woman, who fled the store, police said.
Late Wednesday, police said a 77year-old woman in Oakville was identified and “cautioned for the incident due to her diminished capabilities.” There were no injuries to the child, police noted.
A Halton police press release thanked residents and media partners for assistance in identifying the person allegedly responsible.