Police: Woman pistol-whips babysitter over dog getting loose

Police said a woman in Ohio attacked her babysitter after the family's dog got loose while the woman was at work.

The incident took place Monday night, according to WKBN. When Helen Solinger, 33, received a phone call at work from her babysitter, who told her that the family dog had gotten loose, she allegedly cursed and threatened the babysitter.

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When Solinger returned home at around 11:30 p.m., the babysitter said Solinger was intoxicated. Solinger allegedly waved a gun in the babysitter’s face before pistol-whipping her, saying that she was going to blow her brains out. The babysitter was on social media with her boyfriend during the attack, and police were sent to the home.

The children in the home were asleep during the incident. The dog returned home that evening.

Solinger has been charged with felonious assault, aggravated menacing, and other charges. During a court appearance Wednesday, Solinger pleaded not guilty. The judge ordered her to not have any contact with the babysitter.

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