Tag: abuse

Catalina Clouser – Stoned Mom Drives Off With Baby On Top Of Car, Infant Found Laying In Street

Phoenix, Arizona (The Weekly Vice) – Catalina Clouser, a 19-year-old Phoenix woman was jailed after she allegedly got stoned, placed her baby on top of her car, then drove off – forgetting that her 1-month-old baby was on top of the car.

According to Phoenix police, witnesses called 911 around 1:00 a.m. to report that they had found a baby laying in the road strapped inside a car seat.

The child was unharmed, but was only wearing a diaper and seemed hungry. He was taken to a local hospital, then placed in the care of Arizona Child Protective Services.

Investigators say Clouser and her boyfriend had been smoking marijuana at a park earlier that evening when the couple – along with their 1-month-old baby – left at around 11 p.m. to purchase beer.

During the beer-run, police arrested Clouser’s boyfriend for aggravated DUI since a child was inside the car while he was driving intoxicated.

Clouser, angry that her boyfriend had been arrested, re-joined her friends and smoked “one or two additional bowls” of marijuana before deciding to call it a night. She reportedly walked to her car, placed the child on top of the car, and then drove off without realizing that she had left the child on top of the vehicle.

Clouser discovered her error when she arrived home and saw that the child was not in the back seat of her car. She drove back to her friends’ house only to find police officers processing the scene.

Clouser was booked into jail and charged with one count of aggravated DUI and one count of child abuse.

 

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Ohio man put daughter in cage, threatened to electrocute her: authorities¬† – NY Daily News

An Ohio man is facing charges after putting his 13-year-old daughter in a dog cage and binding her hands and feet with duct tape, authorities said.

After the girl escaped the cage the first time on Jan. 10, authorities told WLWT-TV that James Tapke put her back in and told her he would electrocute her if she escaped again. He then allegedly put an electrical jump pack in front of the cage.

Tapke was busted when concerned parents called police after his 12-year-old son posted photos of his sister in the cage on Facebook.

In a court hearing on Friday, Tapke’s lawyer argued that the alarming incident was all just a joke.

“We believe the evidence will eventually show that this was simply some horseplay that ended up, you know, taking pictures,” Christopher Jackson told the TV station. “It just doesn’t look that funny when you see it in pictures … Maybe not the best joke in the world, but I believe that’s what is going to come out later at trial.”

He was released on $50,000 bond. The children are staying with their grandparents.

via Ohio man put daughter in cage, threatened to electrocute her: authorities  РNY Daily News.

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