Florida 3-Year-Old Tells Police That She Wants A Beer
The MyrtleBeachOnline is reporting
When police in Lubbock, Texas, were called to investigate a report of a 3-year-old girl wandering alone in an apartment complex, they weren’t sure what they might find.
The girl was “extremely dirty,” according to police, with red bumps from bedbug bites covering her skin. A neighbor who sometimes babysits the girl told Fox affiliate KJTV that the filth was a result of the girl playing outside.
If officers had any doubts that the child needed help, those were erased a short time later, when the girl repeatedly told them “I’m hungry” and dropped a shocking one-liner:
“I need a beer,” she told officers, according to a police report cited by KJTV.
“This was a clear neglect on the mother’s part,” Lubbock Police Lt. Ray Mendoza told the station. “More than anything, it was the conditions the child was living under and the fact that the mom was completely oblivious to where the child had been or where it was at the time.”
Police eventually found the child’s mother, Shauna Bennett, asleep in her cockroach-infested, mold-covered apartment.
She was arrested and charged with child abandonment and child endangerment.
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