3 Delaware Daycare Workers Charged with Running Toddler Fight Club

Toddler fight club
Fight Club's unspoken rule? No toddlers allowed

The hands of some future toddlers will be primed and ready to go in a boxing ring thanks to the adults entrusted with their daytime care.

Three employees from the Hands of Our Future Daycare center in Delaware were arrested after cell phone video showing them watching and encouraging a fight among 3-year-olds caught the attention of police, according to CBS Philadelphia.

Dover authorities charged Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21, with Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Reckless Endangering and Conspiracy for the March 2012 incident in which one of the daycare workers is seen in a cell phone video responding to a child crying and yelling, “He’s pinching me,” by saying, “No pinching, only punching.”

“Clearly one of the children is crying and does not want to continue on and he is pushed back into the fray by one of the adults,” Dover Police Captain Tim Stump said, according to CBS Philadelphia.

Hands of Our Future Daycare has had their business license suspended pending a hearing.

While times are tough and it can be hard to find gainful employment, it’s hard to imagine who, exactly, would take a job caring for precious children only to sic those precious children on each other for some kind of sick kicks.

Too bad the alleged fight club agitators weren’t aware of the third rule of Fight Club, which is if someone says “stop” or goes limp, taps out the fight is over. And the unspoken rule of Fight Club, of course, is no toddlers allowed.

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