published Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Chattanooga man faces charges after spilling coffee on a child at McDonald’s

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A 26-year-old man remains in the Hamilton County Jail without bond after he jumped on top of the mother of his child, causing her to spill hot coffee on a 4-year-old at the Rossville Boulevard McDonald’s restaurant, according to a Chattanooga Police Department arrest report.

Allen B. Cooper, of Red Bank, was attempting to take the woman’s cell phone and kicked a booster seat occupied by the pair’s 9-month-old daughter, according to the report. Neither child was injured.

Cooper and the woman were meeting at the restaurant conducting a supervised visit with Child Protective Services.

Cooper fled after the incident and was stopped by police after he walked along Rossville Boulevard and got into a car with another man.

In addition to facing charges of domestic assault and child endangerment, he was also picked up on warrants concerning reckless endangerment and escape.

Cooper’s next court date is set for Jan. 13 before General Sessions Court Judge David Bales.

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ThinBlue706 said...

Tragic just tragic. I hope and pray for the two (2) babies. I also hope and pray these young adults "grow-up", act like adults, and raise these children. I hope they can find some middle ground of agreement where these children can have peace and love.

December 22, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
brokentoe said...

I can second that one. Too many parents today are far too selfish. They lack that paternal protective instinct once the norm, we and our parents seem to have had. Today it's all about them. All about what they want. They are far too selfish to understand. that when you lay down together and create a life, that life becomes your primary responsibility. You have to place your own wants, and even sometime needs, on the backburner. These ills destroying our society have little to do with class, economic or social standing. As the problems can be found at every level of society. Rich and poor, black, white, brown, yellow, red.

If you're going to lay down and create a child, at least have the maturity and forsight to put that child and his/her needs first.

December 22, 2011 at 3:16 p.m.
Onceuponatime said...

I completely agree Brokentoe. While I, myself, am young (23) and want to be a mother so badly but my husband and I have decided to wait till we are more secure in our future and have the ability to provide for the children we want. I have three younger sibilings, the youngest being 14 years younger than me. I could never see myself or my husband ever putting our children in these types of situations. Once you are a parent you cannot put yourself before them at all. You made the child you must take care of the child. They cannot depend upon themselves. You are their guardian. You are supposed to nuture, love, and take care of your precious babies. It saddens me to see how my generation has turned out. We are the spoiled brats thinking we are owed everything. It really is degusting. I hope some understand that not all of my generation are like the man above and there is hope for us. I just pray this also hope for our children.

December 22, 2011 at 3:36 p.m.
ChattanoogaVol said...

Yet even more trash walking among us. I'm sick of losers like this. Sick of it.

December 22, 2011 at 5:10 p.m.
bigguy said...

Whoever sold them that coffee should be arrested!

December 22, 2011 at 10:57 p.m.
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