OCALA, FL - Carron Washington is facing child abuse charges after feeding his 2-month-old baby bleach because he heard would cure the baby’s congestion.
According to police, the child was rushed to the hospital after her mother called 911 to report her baby had spit up a clear liquid that smelled like bleach.
Police were called by medical staff after they also noticed the baby’s vomit smelled like bleach, along with the baby’s formula.
“You smell the baby bottle and it smells like complete bleach.” the hospital employee tells the 911 dispatcher. “And the parents aren’t giving us a good story about how it got in there.”
When police questioned the child’s father, 20-year-old Carron Washington, they say he broke down crying and admitted he’d mixed less than a cap-full of bleach with less than two ounces of the baby’s formula.
He said that on Saturday night and Sunday morning, the baby was fussy, so at 1 a.m. Sunday, Washington put less than a cap-full of bleach with less than two ounces of the baby’s formula and then fed the child some of the formula.
Not wasn’t trying to hurt his daughter, he was trying to help. You see, a friend of his at school told him it was a cure for congestion, so he went home and derpy derp-a-derped. After ingesting the bleach, his daughter vomited and started to cry.
“I panicked. I immediately called 911, called my parents, called her parents and started crying,” Washington said. ”This would probably be the dumbest decision I ever made in my life, and I regret it 110 percent.”
The fact that he seems to grasp the very basics of percentage yet isn’t sure if his decision to feed bleach to a 2-month-old baby to cure congestion is the dumbest decision he’s ever made, has me a bit intrigued.
What other dumb decisions has Carron made that have him unsure on whether this particular decision was his dumbest, dammit! I have to know this!
Anyway, Carron Washington is facing aggravated child abuse charges and is being held on a $25,000 bond. His daughter is in stable condition and expected to be released from the hospital in two days.Tags: bleach, Carron Washington, Child Abuse, Florida, poison