Woman strikes 2-year-old girl, dumps popcorn on her during altercation at movie theater: Cops

Authorities in New York have arrested a woman and her father over an incident earlier this year at an area movie theater.

According to WABC, 25-year-old Keri Karman and 61-year-old were at a cinema on Long Island on Jan. 2 when the female suspect became engaged in an altercation with another moviegoer and a 2-year-old child.

After both Karmans asked the toddler to be quiet, Keri Karman and the child’s mother began arguing, according to police reports.

She allegedly dumped a bucket of popcorn on the child and hit her with the empty container, leaving the girl with a contusion and causing her to cry.

At one point, police say Keri Karman placed her hand over the child’s mouth as she yelled profanities at the young girl.

As Newsday reported, Keri and Charles Karman, both of whom reside in Baldwin, were arrested on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a child.

The elder Karman is facing charges based on claims that he failed to render aid at the time of the alleged assault.

Both father and daughter reportedly fled from the movie theater shortly after the incident.

Reports indicate they were both charged on Friday, at the same time tickets were issued for them to appear in court. It is unclear as of the latest updates available when their next court appearance will be.

[Featured image: Keri Karman and Charles Karman/Nassau County Police Department]