A Brad Paisley fan says she got booted from the country singer’s Thursday concert in Chula Vista for breastfeeding her baby. Local law enforcement tell a different story, saying they acted in the best interests of the woman’s child.
10News decided against publishing the name of the woman involved in the incident.
The confrontation got caught on video, which now can be seen on YouTube.com. Viewers can watch a police officer asking the woman to leave and hear her saying a security guard insisted she stop breast feeding her infant.
“Your child doesn’t have hearing protection on,” the officer can be heard saying. “The crowd is going to start surging forward. Where you’re at, your child can get crushed. So we’re afraid of your child getting crushed, and we’re afraid of your child’s eardrums being hurt, OK. That is borderline, probably, child endangerment.”
“You have two options, they can reseat you somewhere else, where you can be safe, or you can get a refund on your tickets….”
The officer offers to move her to a safer location or refund her ticket. The woman asks for a full refund.
The Chula Vista Police Department released the following earlier today about the confrontation.
CVPD officers were summoned to the area to check the welfare of the infant. She was advised of the danger posed to her infant child (crowd surg e and excessive noise) if she remained in the pit area. She was presented with two options; she could be relocated to a seated area (free of charge) or receive a full refund. The female elected a full refund and left the venue.
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