CHULA VISTA - A woman says she was escorted out of Thursday night's Brad Paisley concert for breastfeeding her baby.
Part of the incident at Sleep Train Amphitheatre was caught on video. The 10-minute video, posted to YouTube early Friday morning, shows the woman being confronted by an officer and then being taken outside. She has her baby in a carrier during the incident.
On the video, the Chula Vista police officer can be seen telling the woman that she needed to leave the area for the safety of the child. However, the woman tells the officer that, before she was pulled out, a security guard told her to stop breastfeeding, and even took a photo of her.
“Your child doesn't have hearing protection on,” the officer can be heard saying. “The crowd is going to start surging forward. Where you're at, your child can get crushed. So we're afraid of your child getting crushed, and we're afraid of your child's eardrums being hurt, OK. That is borderline, probably, child endangerment."
“You have two options, they can reseat you somewhere else, where you can be safe, or you can get a refund on your tickets.”
“Do you know that the security guards asked me to stop breastfeeding my child?” the woman asks.
“This has nothing to do with the breastfeeding… I’m explaining to you, it’s your child getting crushed with everyone getting pushed forward.”
The woman also claims to the officer that she was in the pit at a Tim McGraw concert a few weeks ago and was not asked to leave.
The officer offers to move her to a safer location or refund her ticket. The woman asks for a full refund.
10News chose not to release the woman’s name. Chula Vista police could not immediately be reached for comment.
China says Miss Canada is part of an evil cult
Miss Canada had a bit of trouble traveling to China to compete in the Miss World competition — the host country wouldn't let her in.
Attacks overshadow crucial Paris climate talks
The attacks in Paris shifted the global focus from climate change to security less than a month before important climate talks in the city.
Central NY man arrested in 7-month-old's death
Authorities have arrested a central New York man who claims a loaded shotgun he was holding discharged accidentally when he tried to stand…
Shoes put in Paris square before climate meeting
Parisians filled a public square with shoes and urged world leaders to take action on climate change at the U.N.'s environmental conference in Paris.