Georgia woman sneaks alcohol into theater in son's sippy cup, police say

Credit: Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group

Credit: Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group

A Georgia woman filled her 5-year-old son's sippy cup with "a strong alcoholic beverage," sneaked it into a local theater and got drunk during a Friday afternoon movie outing with the child, police said.

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Kristina Gibson is wanted on misdemeanor reckless conduct and public intoxication charges in connection with the alleged incident, which occurred at the Merchants Walk Stadium Cinemas in Marietta, according to a warrant obtained by

In the warrant, Cobb police allege Gibson drank the beverage and may have taken a central nervous system depressant while at the theater with her son. She became so intoxicated, she was "unable to walk, talk, or care" for the child, whose cries prompted moviegoers to complain to theater employees, police said. Staff stopped Gibson from getting into her car with her son, according to the warrant.

At some point, police were called to the scene. It is not clear who called authorities. As an officer tried to zip her purse, Gibson told the official, “I will (expletive) kill you,” police said.

Police have not specified what happened after that or why Gibson was not arrested on the scene.

As of Wednesday morning, she had not surrendered to police, according to online jail records.

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