Witnesses say that a 25-year-old Flagstaff mother -- now in jail on child abuse charges -- punched her 2-year-old daughter in the face because she was upset over the price of orange juice at an eastside restaurant last week.
The woman had finished eating breakfast at Mike and Ronda's The Place when she got upset about the drink's price and threw it at her infant as she sat in a stroller, according to information from the Flagstaff Police Department.
The woman later knocked the stroller into the restaurant door to open it.
The witness told police she saw the woman "knock the baby upside the head with a closed fist," the report stated. The woman also allegedly pulled the child's hair.
Police were called and found the woman nearby headed toward Bushmaster Park pushing the stroller.
She reportedly told police she was "frustrated" and said she was struggling to find a place to live and with "being a single parent."
The child did not appear to be injured at all or upset.
Ashlee Monique Tafoya was arrested on charges of felony child abuse. Jail population records Wednesday listed her as still being in custody. The child was turned over to a relative.