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Published:March 21st, 2013 12:01 EST

Shoplifter Banned From Family Dollar Orders Daughter, 7, To Pepper Spray Store Manager

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Pennsylvania mother banned from a discount store allegedly told her 7-year-old daughter to blast pepper spray at employees trying to get her out.

Police said Delaina Garling, 27, of Upper Darby went to a Family Dollar store in Upper Darby with her young daughter and son Monday, even though she had been banned for theft, the Philadelphia Daily News Wednesday.


The manager recognized her and started to escort her out, but police said she pulled out her pepper spray and sprayed him and another store employee in the face."


The manager wrestled Garling to the ground, and that`s when the Mother of the Year candidate handed the pepper spray to her daughter and ordered her to blast the manager.

The manager held the woman on the ground until police arrived. Cops found a bag of marijuana and eight clonazepam pills on her possession.

I can`t think of anything more embarrassing than to be banned from a Family Dollar store for shoplifting, unless it`s being arrested for ordering your 7-year-old daughter to pepper spray a store employee.

The children have been placed in the custody of their father; let`s hope that at least he has the good taste to shoplift from a Nordstrom instead of a dollar store.

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