BB store clerk charged with child abuse

According to an arrest report filed by the Bradenton Beach police department, Barbara ann Szabo, 59, 206 archer Way, anna maria, was arrested feb. 11 and booked into the manatee county jail.

Szabo posted a $2,500 bond and was released  the following day. according to the report, a juvenile male was with his mother at the Shell Land store, 301 gulf drive S., Bradenton Beach, where Szabo was working.

the report states the young boy was standing at the counter when Szabo told him to move out of the way, at which time, Szabo is reported to have shoved the boy.

the victim’s mother reported Szabo shoved her son’s “head very hard,” according to the report. the mother told police she asked Szabo why she shoved her  son, and Szabo reportedly said, “it was done out of love.”

police responded to the mother’s complaint and reported they observed several red marks on the boy’s neck that appeared from fingers and part of a hand.

Szabo was taken into custody, after police determined there was enough evidence to substantiate the mother’s allegations.

Mike Quinn, publisher of, contributed to this report. 

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