The mother of a two-year-old boy claims that her son was assaulted in a Florida Wal-Mart for wearing a pink headband.

In a blog post titled What Happened When My Son Wore a Pink Headband to Walmart, Katie Vyktoriah wrote that an “overly large” man slapped her son Dexter on the head and called him a “faggot.”

“As we passed thorough the produce section, two teenage girls began giggling and one of them asked, 'Is that a boy or a girl?' I smiled and said, 'He's a boy.'”

“Out of nowhere a big booming voice rang out. 'THAT'S A BOY?!' The man was overly large with a bushy beard and a camouflage shirt with the arms cut off. He had tattered shorts and lace-up work boots with no laces. I could smell the fug of cigarette smoke surrounding him, and there was a definite pong of beer on him.”

“'Yes,' I said simply, still smiling.”

“With no notice, the man stepped forward, grabbed the headband off of Dexter's head and threw it to the bottom of our shopping cart. He then cuffed Dexter around the side of his head (not hard, but that is not the point) and said with a big laugh, 'You'll thank me later, little man!'”

“At the same time as I stepped forward, Dexter grabbed his head where the man had smacked him and threw his other hand forward, stomping his foot and shouting, 'NO!' I got between my son and this man and said very firmly, 'If you touch my son again, I will cut your damn hands off.'”

“The guy snarled at me, looked at Dexter with disgust and said, 'Your son is a f*cking fa***t.' He then started sauntering out, but not before he threw over his shoulder, 'He'll get shot for it one day.'”

Vyktoriah lamented that none of the witnesses came to her aid.

In a Facebook post, Vyktoriah said that she received threats online after she posted her story and that she has filed a complaint with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.