Received Friday, January 19, 2008
Our nanny, who we trust very much described a concerning incident which took place Thursday January 18 in the Financial Center in Battery Park, NY. A little white girl, approximately 3years old, a little chubby, with blond, shoulder length hair and wearing a coat was struck by a woman, apparently her nanny. The nanny was 5 ft 5 or 6, brown skinned, wearing a black coat. According to our nanny, the little girl ran up to the nanny and hit her on the hip. The woman turned to her, saying, "Never hit me again," and swung a blow at her, hitting her "hard." The woman then walked off, towards the Southern entrance, with the little girl following after her crying. Everyone in the vicinity were shocked to see such behavior, in particular because it was done so unrepentantly in public. It begs the question what happens behind closed doors. Perhaps the Center has security tapes with the incident which could be accessed.