Pelican Bay, TX – I totally missed this story from last month, but it’s so disgusting I figured all of you would want to read about it. A woman was arrested after her 19-month-old was found covered in cockroaches and shit, crawling across a busy street.
Police say a woman brought a baby into the police station after finding him crawling down the middle of a busy road. Despite having cockroaches crawling in and out of his diapers and habing shit on his face, he was a “bundle of joy,” said Pelican Bay Assistant Chief of Police Stephen Combs. “It broke the hearts of all my officers,” said Combs.
The kid had so many roaches crawling on him that the woman who brought him in had to immediately clean out her car because of all the live and dead cockroaches left behind.
Around 30 minutes later, 23-year-old Tiffany Jenkins stopped by to see if anyone had turned in her nasty baby. Turns out Jenkins had been in her yard with her four children. When she took them back inside after one of them hurt their foot, she totally forgot about the baby.
“While inside, the baby managed to somehow get out of the yard and crawl down the street. The baby was found some 250 feet away from the home,” said Combs.
Jenkins was arrested and charged with endangering a child, which is a second degree felony, and later released on $10,000 bail. Her husband was at work at the time of the incident and was not charged.
Child Protective Services paid a visit to Jenkins’ home and ended up placing the other three children — ages 9 weeks, 3 years, and 5 years — with their great-grandparents. Combs said that after CPS agents left the residence, they had to shake cockroaches and maggots off their clothing.