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Judge Ordered Valerie Bruno to Cut Off Daughter’s Ponytail for Lighter Sentence
Valerie Bruno’s 13-year-old daughter, Kaytlen Lopan, received a haircut in court as part of her punishment for chopping off several inches of a 3-year-old girl’s long hair in a McDonald’s last March. Now, Bruno is filing a formal complaint, saying she felt intimidated by the judge.
Lopan, who was charged with assault, did not know the victim beforehand, but befriended her and then cut her hair off. According to the Huffington Post, Lopan “also admitted to charges related to making eight months of harassing phone calls to a Colorado teenager. The phone calls included threats of mutilation and rape.”
Lopan will have to spend 30 days in detention, serve 150 hours of community service (reduced from the originally sentenced 276 hours, due to the haircut), and “pay restitution to the victims.”
Mindy Moss, the mother of the 3-year-old victim, said that her daughter’s long hair (down to the middle of her back), which is now chin length, had never been cut.
Bruno told the press that “An eye for an eye, that’s not how you teach kids right from wrong.”
By filing a complaint, Bruno is only bringing her family more attention. Considering her daughter butchered a toddler’s hair and admittedly threatened a teenager for months, she should probably walk away from all of this with her tail between her legs and a newfound resolution to help her daughter’s mentality, and teach her some decent values.
“An eye for an eye” is not the way to teach, of course; but is Bruno really preaching to the public about how to teach kids right from wrong? And, by the way, where was Moss while her toddler was getting the new ‘do?
What do you think? Was Lopan’s punishment too harsh?
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