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Alberta woman charged after hitting child with watermelon: Chase RCMP

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November 25, 2020 - 3:00 PM

An Alberta woman has been charged with assault after allegedly hitting a child with a watermelon.

On Aug. 16, Chase RCMP received a report of an assault that had occurred the previous day at Bush Creek Provincial Park. The complainant reported that she and her family were camping with some friends. At some point, she became involved in a heated argument with one friend, which turned physical. She decided it was best to leave and began packing up the campsite, according to the Chase RCMP in a press release.

When they were almost ready to leave, the friend allegedly approached the complainant’s 10-year-old son, holding out a half watermelon as if to give it to him.

Instead, she allegedly lifted the watermelon up and brought it down on the top of the child’s head. The boy was not injured but was quite stunned. He later told police that it hurt, according to the release.

After completing their investigation, police forwarded their report to the B.C. Prosecution Service for review. After reviewing the case, Melissa Pryor of Alberta, was charged with one count of assault in relation to the incident.

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