Mother Arrested for Giving Toddler Beer

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PHOENIX, AZ (KTVI) – A mother in Phoenix has been arrested for pouring beer into her two-year-old son’s sippy cup. Witnesses saw Valerie Topete, 36, pour beer into the sippy cup at a pizza restaurant.

They called 9-1-1 when the boy fell out of his high chair. The mom is charged with child abuse. Police say she admitted to pouring beer into the sippy cup because the boy kept reaching for the beer pitcher.

She says she gave him the beer hoping he wouldn’t like the taste.