Mix of bile and love for Obama's hugger
Fort Pierce pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer has been taken a wild ride by Yelp reviewers since his impromptu embrace of President Barack Obama went viral the weekend, the Daily News of New York reports.
The president stopped by the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant shop to recognize Van Duzer's foundation, which promotes blood drives to help patients in St. Lucie County.
After the now-famed embrace, Van Duzer said, hundreds of people took to the popular business rating website to trash-talk.
"Most of y'all Democrats can't afford to eat at this restaurant anyway," wrote reviewer Jada J. "This restaurant doesn't accept food stamps."
But then came the thousands of messages of support.
"Don't let any of the haters get you down," wrote Bernard Hall of Atlanta.
Van Duzer was overwhelmed and a bit dismayed.
"Everyone's entitled to their opinion, and you don't have to be ugly with yours," he said.
Mother charged with attacking son with bat
Authorities say a mother has been arrested for hitting her sleeping 17-year-old son about 30 times with a baseball bat and then coming at him with a knife.
"I wanted to kill my son because I cannot take care of him, and I don't want him to suffer," police said she told them.
The teen said he was asleep in his bedroom about 11:30 a.m. when his mother came in and attacked him with the bat, the Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale reported, citing police. She left and came back with a butcher knife, police said.
The boy deflected the knife and ran to a neighbor's house, asking him to call 911. He suffered a small cut and bruises on the back of his head, police said.
The mother, Sheronda Hall Roselva, 50, was arrested Sunday on aggravated child abuse charges, police said.