A mother in Maryland could be facing some serious jail time after her mentally disabled daughter was found wandering around a North Carolina hotel this weekend. Tiffany Davis was at a wedding at the time, and it seems she didn't want her teenager, who has the mental capacity of a 3- or 4-year-old, along. Cops say she'd handcuffed her daughter to the hotel bed!
Kind of makes you wonder why she brought her along for the trip to North Carolina at all, doesn't it? But thank goodness she did.
Imagine, for just a second, if Davis' 19-year-old daughter had been left back home in Maryland.
Not only would a mentally handicapped girl have been left alone -- as she was at the hotel -- but who would have found her?
It's sad when this is the bright side of a story, but the fact is, there is some good here. The girl managed to get loose of her shackles, cops say, and she left the room. She was found, taken good care of, and mom was arrested.
Davis was jailed in Gaston County Jail on a $100,000 secured bond. Cops say they found handcuffs and a dog leash in the hotel room, and they have the witnesses from the hotel who shared enough info to substantiate a neglect charge against the 37-year-old Maryland mother.
A perfect ending?
No. Not even a happy one, necessarily, but this is life, not a fairy tale.
The fact is, if this poor girl hadn't been left in that hotel room, who knows what would have happened to her with a mother like that. This was, in essence, her ticket out of there, her chance to be rescued.
And from the sounds of the charges against her mom, it was about darn time.
What do you make of this horror story?
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