Florida mom Ashley Wright was arrested this week for shoplifting and child abuse. How do those two go together, you might ask? Well! Cops in Florida say the 23-year-old mom threw her baby at a deputy as she made her getaway after being busted for stealing clothes from a Dillard's.
What kind of person uses a baby as a human shield? That's pretty much what happened here from the sounds of it.
The arresting deputy claims Wright even said, "You will have to shoot through the baby to get me.”
This was about a 3-month-old, folks! A 14-pound helpless infant who was thrown, while still in the carrier, through the air. All for $261 worth of clothes?
That says a lot about the value put on a human life here, about this mom's priorities.
Granted, if you're shoplifting clothes with your baby in tow, you probably weren't up for mother of the year to begin with. But shoplifting is pretty minor on the crime scale. It makes you a criminal but not necessarily an evil soul.
Telling someone they can shoot your baby? That's twisted.
That's not mother material. That's not even pet owner material.
That's owner of a pet rock material.
Wright is charged with petty theft, child abuse, and resisting an officer. Here's hoping that will keep her away from her poor baby for a good long time.
What do you think of the charges here? Is it enough for what this mom is accused of doing?
Image via Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office