I was shopping at the local Stop and Shop this morning, because I'm off today. While I was walking the aisles just getting my stuff I came up on this mother, maybe early 40's, freaking out on her little son, maybe 5 or so. It seemed to me, once I started paying more attention, that the kid was only doing kid stuff, running up and down the aisle, touching stuff on the shelfs, making a general 5 year old ruckus. Well the woman was yelling at the kid pretty good to stop. No big deal. But then all of a sudden starts flipping out on him really cursing up a storm. "You little asshole, you fucking bastard, you shithead" stuff like that. Still I had no intention of getting involved because, well it's generally none of my business, plus I was called way worse when I was a kid. All of a sudden the mother hits the kid real hard (for hitting a 5 year old) a couple of times once in the face and once on the back. By this time I'm about 10 feet away and couldn't help myself. I said to the shitty woman "Hey, don't do that. Leave hime alone!" She says something like "mind your own business, it's my kid." But way aggressive and enraged. I said to her "if you touch him again I'll call the cops." She went off on me with a string of expletives and yelling and grabbed the little boy by the arm, who was crying a lot by now, and hurried out of the store. By this time someone who was I think the store manager was coming up the aisle because of all the comotion and asked me what happened. He went and asked a bunch of people who worked there if they saw who she was or knew her, which apparently nobody did. I suggested he call the cops and if he didn't I would let everyone I know in town know what happened in his store, while he did nothing. He said that there was nothing they could do because they didn't know who she was and the security cameras weren't in that section of the store. I kind of wish I would have recorded it on my iPhone but I didn't. So essentially the woman just left to, I'm sure, abuse her child another time. Anyone here ever come across a situation where you got involved? Thank you, I'll take my answer off the air.