Woman Punches Baby in Vernon: Report

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013  |  Updated 2:23 PM EDT
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Woman Punches Baby in Vernon: Report

Jessica Diaz is accused of punching a baby.

Vernon police have arrested a local woman accused of punching a baby, according to reports.

The Hartford Courant reports that Jessica Diaz, 31, was trying to hit a woman when she hit the baby instead.  

Police said Diaz was drunk when she was arrested around 8:30 p.m. on Ward Street.

She was charged with assault in the third degree, disorderly conduct, interfering/resisting arrest, risk of injury to child surety and threatening in the second degree.

While she was in jail, she destroyed two cell blankets and was charged with criminal mischief, police said.

Diaz is due in court on Jan. 29.

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