Police: NJ woman hit child with frying pan

February 4, 2011 5:52:27 AM PST
Authorities say a New Jersey woman hit a 9-year-old on the head with a frying pan after he dropped a bagel and her dog ate it.

Donna Ambrosio-Ruglio is held in the Morris County Jail on $75,000 bail, charged with child endangerment.

According to the arrest affidavit, the boy told police the 45-year-old yelled at him that the cream cheese would kill the dog.

A criminal complaint says the boy sustained an abrasion to his head and bruising on his back.

The Daily Record of Parsippany reports Ambrosio-Ruglio was caring for the boy at her Randolph home.

It is not immediately clear whether she has retained an attorney.


Information from: Daily Record