Toddler returned unharmed after driver hit mother, grandmother - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Toddler returned unharmed after driver hit mother, grandmother

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A situation shocked neighbors and a young child outside a home in the 2600 block of Arlington Avenue.

Police say a fight broke out between the child's mother and father after the father showed up at the house and tried to take his son without permission.

The mother and the boy's grandmother ran outside of the home, trying to take the boy back. That's when the father put his car into reverse and dragged the two women about five feet with his car door.

Police say the father took off with the child, but he is now back home safe with his mother.

"It's here all the time," said Family Exchange Center employee Barbara King. "We hear of things all the time like that."

King says situations like this can be traumatizing for victims, especially children.

She says it's important for anyone in a custodial interference situation to have a safe place to live and, if necessary, to file a police report or even an order of protection.

Neighbors on Arlington Avenue say there's a better way to handle this type of situation.

"Be the bigger person and walk away," said neighbor Marcus Holland. "In the end, you will feel like you're the one who won."

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