Minneapolis, MN — Lisa Martin was arrested on child endangerment and neglect charges Thursday after she reportedly pushed a stroller carrying her infant down a flight of stairs during an argument with her boyfriend.
According to the baby’s father, identified only as D.C.D., he and Martin were arguing that evening as he walked up the stairs to the top of the light-rail station. Martin, right on his heels, was carrying the stroller holding her infant. In an attempt to shake the woman off, D.C.D. did an about face and started walking back down the stairs. It was at that point that Martin got a little stupid.
“You already got a 12- and 14-year old you don’t give a [bleep] about, and now you don’t give a [bleep] about this one!” she yelled. “I’m gonna push this one down the steps. I’m pregnant again!”
She then gave the stroller a shove, sending it and her child down the stairs. The stroller tipped and the infant fell out, landing on the concrete.
Martin instantly regretted what she had done and ran to retrieve her injured child, apologizing with each step. Ha! Just kidding. Martin went after the baby’s father, punching and slapping him in the face, while a bystander comforted the child. The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.
Police arrived on scene to find the baby’s father with a bloodied nose and a small crowd yelling at both the parents. The child was dinged up a little, with scratches and scrapes to his thigh, face and cheek, but is expected to be just fine.
26-year-old Martin was promptly arrested and thrown in the back of a squad car. Still showing a little spirit, she reportedly spit at the officer as he was buckling her seatbelt. Fortunately, her aim was off and the officer was not hit. She later told deputies that she had consumed about five beers prior to the baby-pushing incident.
Oh, and yes, she is supposedly pregnant…two months along. Yay!
Baby Pushed Down Minneapolis Light Rail Station Steps: MyFoxTWINCITIES.comTags: Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Child Neglect, Lisa Martin