This enchantress is 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete. She was arrested for
her Nobel Laureate work pouring beer into her two-year-old son’s sippy cup at a Phoenix area pizzeria last week.
A witness at the scene called 911 when she saw the child fall out of his high chair, scared that he was intoxicated. According to the Phoenix police, Topete cemented her Mensa membership when her son reached for the beer on her table. Rather than doing what most of us would find natural, she instead poured some beer into her son’s sippy cup.
The Daily News reports that Topete supposedly poured just a “splash of beer” and mixed it with her son’s apple juice, hoping that reverse psychology would deter him from the taste of alcohol. Officers confirmed the beer content inside the cup and promptly arrested Topete on suspicion of child abuse. Topete’s son was later released to his father after a precautionary visit to the hospital.