After reading the headline, you might think that Delaina Garling was protecting her 7-year-old daughter from harm.
Thankfully, Delaina's little girl was perfectly safe (from store employees, at least). No, mom got cuaght shoplifting at the Dollar General store where she and her daughter were shopping. (It's pretty sad when you're caught shoplifting at Dollar General.)
Delaina then did what anyone would do in the same situation: she whipped out her pepper spray, and doused two hapless employees with it. When they managed to restrain her, Delaina tossed the spray to her little girl, and shouted, "You know what to do, baby. Spray it!"
Delaina's daughter did not follow her mother's orders, but instead watched her mother held on the floor, and waited until the cops showed up. The story does have a happy ending: after Delaina was arrested, her daughter was placed in the custody of her father.