Karman then screamed at the mother, clamped her hand over the 2-year-old child's mouth and poured popcorn on the child's head, according to authorities.
Keri Karman, 25, reportedly got so upset when the two-year-old girl sitting next to her at a "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" movie screening asked for popcorn that she allegedly dumped a tub of the snack on the child's head, police confirmed.
Following investigation, the Karmans were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Karman and her father, Charles Karman, 61, ran out of the theater while Celia Riggs tried to comfort her sobbing daughter, who suffered a bruise.
Riggs "asked the unknown female not to talk to her daughter", a Nassau County Police Department incident summary said, referring to Karman.
Keri allegedly started cussing at the 28-year-old mother of the child after she snapped and told her to be quiet.
The suspect is also accused of hitting the child with the popcorn container.
"No one else complained about her". Karman was charged for her attack and Karman's father was charged with failing to intercede. "If she was this screaming monster child, someone else might have said something, and between the adults she was with, someone would have taken her out". It is unclear what sentence they might face from the incident.
"Too bad you didn't hear the real story! When asked to quiet the kid, the mother pushed Keri and the popcorn went flying", Abby Levitt Ferrara wrote on Facebook, according to the Post.
The police searched surveillance footage and movie theater receipts to identify the pair involved in the incident.