Man arrested after allegedly hitting 6-year-old boy with frying pan

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SALT LAKE CITY – A man accused of hitting a child in the head with a frying pan is behind bars Thursday.

Salt Lake City Police Department officials arrested 43-year-old Tracy Gallardo Wednesday night near 951 N. Redwood Road.

Police were responding to a report of child abuse at the address just before 6 p.m., and when they arrived they found a 6-year-old boy with a gash on his forehead.

Det. Veronica Montoya, Salt Lake City Police Department, said officers investigated and determined the boyfriend of the child’s mother hit the boy in the head with a frying pan.

The child was taken to a hospital to be examined, and the Division of Child and Family Services is investigating.

Gallardo was booked into jail on a felony charge of child abuse, and police said he was also charged with criminal mischief because the man kicked the door of a police officer’s car.

1 Comment

  • Bob

    Its a typical “the mother’s boyfriend” story. When will females ever realize that the new guy in their lives is interested in what they can get for free from momma and certainly isn’t interested in children sired by another male.

    Little children are sometimes afraid of the imaginary monster hiding under the bed. Looks like this mother introduced a real live monster into her little boy’s life. The good news is that there are more where he came from to keep her company.

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