Friday, March 07, 2008

Bad parenting pt IV

Orange County deputies said the mother caught on a surveillance tape powerwashing her 2-year-old child at a car wash turned herself into authorities Thursday afternoon.

Authorities have not released the woman's name.

Deputies said the woman, who is 5-months pregnant, used the pressure washer to calm the child down after the she had a temper tantrum.

"She did indicate to us this was the first time this ever happened. That, she typically uses time-outs. She has used a spray bottle in the past to calm the child," said Sgt. John Allen from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Unit.

The child is being evaluated by a doctor, but does not appear to be injured.

So far, no charges have been filed. However, deputies said they will make decisions based on the doctor's analysis.

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