A Letter to My Dog, Half Pint

This last year may have been the worst one of my life, but at least I've got the world's two greatest dogs by my side to help me stagger into 2018. Today's post features a letter to Half Pint. Benjamin will be getting a letter later this week--he'd never let me hear the end of it, otherwise. Also, this posts features a lot of short video clips of Half Pint being silly. Since I apparently can't do anything right these days, they are exclusively shot in vertical mode. Please accept my apologies (and cut me some friggin' slack).

Weird Crime: The Second Rule of Bite Club--'Adults Don't Chomp Children'

Cincinnati, Ohio

On April 11, 2013, trouble was brewing at Andrew's Friends Pre-School & Daycare; two of the children had gotten into an altercation that ended with one of them biting the other.

While biting someone is a surefire way to show that you mean business (or that you've lost the intellectual high ground), it is also a good way to spread diseases or cause an infection for the person who has been bitten.

Due to the serious nature of such an incident, the chomping child was taken to the daycare's main office for what he surely though would be a well deserved stern talking-to along with some type of disciplinary action. Instead, a 56-year-old staff member by the name of Robin Mullins, who had worked at the daycare for the last six years, decided to go the 'eye for an eye' route and bit the offending child on the arm.

This wasn't just a little nip, either. WLWT News 5 obtained this picture from the boys mother, which looks more like the work of a rabid ferret than an elderly daycare employee.

Mullins apparently went Hannibal Lecter on the kid to teach him a lesson. Now usually, I'm totally fine with a harsh punishment for one child physically assaulting/biting another. But there are some lines that should never be crossed...and an adult biting another child is well past wherever it is drawn.

When the boy's mother arrived to pick him up, she was understandably irate about what had happened. But when she confronted Mullins about the incident, her response was to explain that she didn't mean to bite him that hard. She then turned to the boy and smugly proclaimed "But it taught you a lesson, didn't it?"

"Yes...adults can have behavioral disorders, too."

Robin Mullins was arrested, charged with assault, and taken to jail. She was later freed without bail, but (predictably) has been fired from her job at the daycare center.

Her trial was set for the morning of April 12, the results of which have not yet been published.

If she does end up doing time, however, she'll be alright; no one
wants to tangle with a woman who's a biter and has a mustache.

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