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Florida mom who blogged about 2-year-old son accosted in Wal-Mart for pink headband Baker Acted

Remember the Huffington Post story last week about the Polk County, Fla., mom who blogged that "an overly large" man grabbed a "cute girly headband" from her 2-year-old son's head.

"THAT'S a BOY?!" the man said inside a Wal-Mart, adding "You'll thank me later, little man!"

Earlier this week, the Orlando Sentinel reported that mom Katie Vyktoriah, AKA Kathleen Carpenter, has been Baker Acted by Lake County Sheriff's Office.

From the Sentinel:

Carpenter told deputies, according to the report, "that the attention obtained by her story and the negative comments and communications to her had become too much stress and she could not handle the situation...anymore," and was thinking of killing herself.

Meanwhile, Huff Post has removed the original story:

Editor's Note
HuffPost provides a platform for bloggers to share their thoughts and experiences. In a post published last week, an author described witnessing an incident that is now being investigated by local law enforcement. At the blogger's request, we have removed the post. We have also confirmed with investigators that they are in contact with the author.

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This story is either exaggerated or a complete hoax. What I find fascinating is that many people don't care if its true or not because it brings attention to LGBT issues. I didn't know perpetuating hoaxes about harassment helps in gaining support for the harassed group.

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