Indiana Couple Arrested For Recording Baby Playing With Gun
Via The Grio reports:
An Indiana couple was arrested after police discovered cell phone videos of a 12-month-old baby playing with a gun.
The Evansville Police Department initially arrested 19-year-old Michael Barnes Thursday night when he tried to sell a handgun to an undercover police officer. Barnes also had a warrant out for his arrested for armed robbery.
Following the arrest, police discovered two disturbing videos of a child playing with what appears to be the same handgun Barnes attempted to sell. Barnes can be heard telling the child to say “pow” in one of the videos.
The child’s mother, Toni Wilson, 22, was arrested shortly after authorities found the videos. The 12-month-old, as well as twin one-month-olds, were taken by emergency services. Barnes is not the father of the child in the videos but is the father of the twins.
According to police, Barnes and Wilson were both charged with resisting law enforcement with a weapon, carrying a handgun without a permit and carrying a handgun without a permit within 500 feet of a school.