http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...ad-grades.htmlA Costa Mesa woman is accused of hitting her daughter and locking her in a closet because the child earned bad grades, according to court records.
The 32-year-old woman is charged with one misdemeanor count of child abuse, Costa Mesa police told the Daily Pilot, which has decided not to name the mother to protect the identity of her daughter, a minor.
Authorities alleged that on Oct. 29 the mother hit her 13-year-old daughter three times with a stick and then locked her in a closet for six hours as punishment for "bad" grades, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Phil Myers.
He did not know the grades the girl earned.
A concerned party called police after the incident, he said.
Police arrested the woman within a couple of hours of the report. She was in custody at Orange County Jail until early Monday morning, when she posted bail and was released, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department records.
When I was young, 4 or maybe 5, and my father was stationed in Texas, my parents were both working and I'd have to go to a babysitter. This woman was horrible. I only have vague memories, but I do remember she was a fan of beating us with sandles, and locking us in the closet. It wasn't over anything serious. Basically if we acted our age, we got beat and tossed in the closet.
Hate that fucking woman. Hope she has cancer.