Athens mom, kids charged in beating

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Officers arrested a 32-year-old woman and her two children Monday after she broke into a restaurant to beat a woman who was sleeping with her boyfriend, Athens-Clarke police said.

Xochitl Bernice Valdez-Mendoza apparently learned about the infidelity at 3:30 a.m., when her boyfriend's cell phone inadvertently called her, and she could hear the man and woman preparing to have sex, according to police.

Valdez-Mendoza drove to El Paisano, 478 North Ave., police said, where she tried to get into the locked restaurant by pounding on a window with her fists.

When that failed, she picked up a flower vase nearby and shattered the restaurant's large window and climbed inside with her children - a 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy - and found the boyfriend with the woman in a back room, police said.

The boyfriend manages the restaurant, and the 20-year-old victim is an employee, according to police.

Valdez-Mendoza punched and whacked the other woman with a pool stick, then dragged her by the hair into the dining room, where she continued to hit and kick her, police said.

Each time the victim tried to get up, Valdez-Mendoza's children helped to push her down and blocked the doorway, according to police.

A witness called 911, police said.

The victim managed to break free and run away, police said, and officers couldn't find Valdez-Mendoza's boyfriend, who fled during the attack.

Although badly bloodied, the victim refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Valdez-Mendoza, of 122 Old Pittard Road, was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and two counts each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and third-degree child cruelty, police said.

Her son and daughter were charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment and taken to the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center, police said.

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devontaekelly
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devontaekelly 12/01/09 - 08:08 am
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Funny STUFF here!

Funny STUFF here!

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/01/09 - 08:12 am
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Tiger and Elin JawJah Dawg

Tiger and Elin JawJah Dawg style

tiredofit1
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tiredofit1 12/01/09 - 08:28 am
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She only smashed the window

She only smashed the window to rescue them. They were trapped inside and the thermostat was broken, forcing them to remove their clothing. She is a hero and should refuse to discuss it any further.

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/01/09 - 08:49 am
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LOL tiredofit! You win the

LOL tiredofit! You win the post of the day award.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 12/01/09 - 08:57 am
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OMG, what's next and what's

OMG, what's next and what's with her name (Xochitl), can't even pronounce it....

bigbluefanV
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bigbluefanV 12/01/09 - 09:28 am
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Do these people NOT have any

Do these people NOT have any sense? Everything she did was wrong. Another case of "I don't have to be responsible for my actions."

robbie1
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robbie1 12/01/09 - 09:35 am
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I'm guessing the young lady

I'm guessing the young lady won't be very interested in the guy, since he took off and let her take a beating. I also think that Mom needs some guidance to find better ways to enjoy family time.

Happy Today
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Happy Today 12/01/09 - 09:38 am
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alright highly paid

alright highly paid investigator cell phones are lurking at your jobs..............

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 12/01/09 - 09:42 am
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Buttdialing at it finest!!

Buttdialing at it finest!!

southernguy08
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southernguy08 12/01/09 - 10:00 am
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Ay, caramba! Que pasa? Hey,
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Ay, caramba! Que pasa? Hey, anybody check the legal status of these "undocumented workers?"

butler123
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butler123 12/01/09 - 10:30 am
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I had a friend who's husband

I had a friend who's husband busted himself the same way. He was supposed to be stuck on a tug boat and couldn't come home. He inadvertantly dialed home on speed dial. She could hear that he was shooting pool at the bar and could hear him flirting with other women. Must have been meant to happen. After he quit hanging out with those guys and became an excellent husband and father.

AWyld1
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AWyld1 12/01/09 - 10:31 am
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Why wasn't she also charged

Why wasn't she also charged with breaking and entering?

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/01/09 - 10:39 am
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Cops were laughing too hard

Cops were laughing too hard still?

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 12/01/09 - 11:11 am
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Tiger's girlfriend better

Tiger's girlfriend better heed the warning signs. Scorned women be crazy as he!!.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 12/01/09 - 12:23 pm
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I wonder if the boyfriend ran

I wonder if the boyfriend ran off to yet another girlfriend's house to hide until things settled down? If so, then he'd better hope that she doesn't keep a set of golf clubs because it seems that women are using Tiger's wife as an inspiration!

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gnumbgnuts 12/01/09 - 12:39 pm
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Somebody call Springer!

Somebody call Springer!

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grinder48 12/01/09 - 02:28 pm
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so let's see ... 32 y/o woman
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so let's see ... 32 y/o woman with 16 y/o child, so had child when she was 16 ... and another when she was 18. That's just great! And WiiTodd wrote "Tiger and Elin JawJah Dawg style" ... sounds to me like Tijuana sytle. Wonder if police checked to be sure that Xochitl Bernice Valdez-Mendoza or these other characters are here legally???

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/01/09 - 02:35 pm
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Gives whole new meaning to

Gives whole new meaning to "booty call".

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REDRIDER 12/01/09 - 03:38 pm
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eye yeye yeye ondelay ondelay

eye yeye yeye ondelay ondelay eva eva Sunny Beachs

LolaJean
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LolaJean 12/01/09 - 04:07 pm
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Sure Mom, sounds like a good

Sure Mom, sounds like a good idea to me! This guy took off huh? What about the witness? Was the witness there to watch what those two were getting ready to do?

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pommom38 12/01/09 - 04:27 pm
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lmao.. oh, ya'll are leaving

lmao.. oh, ya'll are leaving awesome comments to this one!!
Good for your friends husband butler! It's nice to hear someone actually *can* shape up before shipping out.
I guess this woman has the act out gene and not the spiteful gene. She could have done so much different and made the guy pay.

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webby2662 12/01/09 - 05:33 pm
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lmao

lmao

Jillian
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Jillian 12/01/09 - 05:57 pm
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If only she woulda taken a

If only she woulda taken a golf club in she wouldn't have to answer any questions! Dang girl don't you watch tv???

ustabe
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ustabe 12/01/09 - 06:52 pm
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Oh, yeah...one of them "all

Oh, yeah...one of them "all you can beat" family restaurants.

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corgimom 12/01/09 - 07:14 pm
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Grinder, in Latin American

Grinder, in Latin American countries, girls marry very young, and it is very normal for them to be mothers by age 16. It's not like it is in America. They don't have compulsory education, they don't have a minimum age for dropping out of school, and it's very common in poor families for girls to have little schooling. Some girls never go to school. It's called "cultural differences".

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sassygirl12 12/01/09 - 07:22 pm
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wow what a good

wow what a good mom...teaching your kids violence already. oh they probably don't need to be taught. considering their names...haha

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KSL 12/01/09 - 07:32 pm
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All the more reason we don't

All the more reason we don't want them "moving" here, corgi.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 12/01/09 - 07:32 pm
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I wouldn't have kicked the

I wouldn't have kicked the you know what out of the girlfriend until after I kicked the you know what out of the husband first.

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Just me 2 12/01/09 - 08:18 pm
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He wasn't even her husband.

He wasn't even her husband. It was her boyfriend and I bet he is now an unemployed boyfriend. I sure would not want to eat at that
restaurant where they are having sex in the back room. Someone should call the health inspector.

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OMGrukidding 12/01/09 - 09:27 pm
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Why would any foolish woman

Why would any foolish woman (or man) fight over someone who obviously doesn't want you? Parents should at the very least be as interested in being a good parent/role model for their children, as they are in having a girlfriend/boyfriend!! Pathetic!!! Why are we even surprised when some young people seem to have no morals??

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