Mom Calls 911 Because She Wants Police to 'Scare' Her Toddlers (VIDEO)

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911 callEvery mom has the occasional bad day, right? Especially a mom with two toddlers running around the house. It's a tough gig, no doubt. That said, I can't imagine what level of havoc a 1-year-old and 3-year-old could possibly wreak that would be terrible enough to make their mom call 911. Requesting a police officer to come, and I quote, "Scare the sh*t out of my kids." That's exactly what 27-year-old Melissa Townsend of Florida did this week, however, explaining to the (presumably horrified and/or bewildered) dispatcher that police intervention was required because her children were "not listening to me and they need to learn respect. They need to learn that lesson."

Oh, dear. Of course the authorities did indeed pay a visit to Townsend's home, and it's probably a good thing they did ...

Because instead of outrageously unruly tots, what police officers found was a drunk and disorderly mom. Who "kicked an officer in the groin multiple times" when they tried to arrest her. Townsend was booked on various charges including child neglect and battery on a law enforcement officer; her kids are reportedly staying with relatives.

Okay. So, obviously what this mom did was incredibly messed up and scary and makes one worry for the safety and future of those two kids. But didn't anyone around her see this kind of episode coming? Clearly Townsend is unstable and most likely has been for some time -- you don't just go from being completely sane and centered to calling the cops on your toddlers overnight. I'm not trying to make excuses for the woman, but I'm willing to bet she could use a little more support in life. Fine, a lot more.

From the sound of her voice in this video, she does not sound anywhere close to okay:

Hopefully some good will come of this incident -- hopefully, Townsend will get help. Whatever happens, I just hope her kids stay safe.

Can you imagine calling 911 on your toddlers?


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Prett... PrettyGirlMyers

I get that this mom is clearly unstable, but I truly hate when parents try to use the police to scare their children!

GlowW... GlowWorm889

They wanted the kids to learn to respect authority but kicked one of the officers in the groin when he tried (rightly) to exert his authority? Right. I understand she was drunk, but really....

Sexym... Sexymom22

I can say that its a good thing she was stupid and called 911. Being drunk that could of gone a very different way and those children could of ended up hurt or killed.


 

justa... justasking50

She could "use a little more support in her life."  Really?  It wouldn't help her.  Believe me!!  I have been working my WHOLE LIFE, and I am still scraping by, but I raised two very self-reliant, independent kids, yet I see nothing but useless, worthless people like her who just keep doing the same-old-same-old.  They will not take these kids away from her, or if they do, they will give them back to her after a short time, because they have nowhere else to put them, and the cycle will continue!  Usless mothers who never should have had kids, who dump them on their mothers, aunts, fathers, etc.  It is a vicious cycle.  I blame the government, who continues this cycle of dependency and ENTITLEMENT!  I won't continue, because I could go on all night long!! 

Vanessa Chance Young

Anyone who's ever raised kids that age knows that it can be a hair-raising experience (with my 9-year old, it still is).  Let's be real, other than book her for being unstable, what were the cops gonna do that would have taught those kids anything???  Hopefully this will wake her up, and she can get help.

Sarah Roe

to me it sounded like they were talking emotional support not financial support.

Maeclark Maeclark

I have to admit I have threatned to call the police on my five year old of course I would never do that. The only time I have done it has been in the store after check out and he decides he's going to grab a candy bar and take it with him weather I buy it or not and I explain that is stealing and if he doesn't put it back I am going to call the police because stealing is a crime. But actually calling them on a 1 and 3 year old is insane she was obviously drunk if she thought the police would go for that.

Nichole Neathery

Wow. Just wow. I have a cousin that has 3 all in that same age range..3, and she is amazing with her kids, they already know how to respect people because she's done her job as a mother in teaching it. mothers like her and countless others I've seen in stories here just give the rest of us bad images and its downright insulting. If you can't handle it, keep your friggen legs shut. I mean seriously.

Nichole Neathery

Wow. Just wow. I have a cousin that has 3 all in that same age range..3, and she is amazing with her kids, they already know how to respect people because she's done her job as a mother in teaching it. mothers like her and countless others I've seen in stories here just give the rest of us bad images and its downright insulting. If you can't handle it, keep your friggen legs shut. I mean seriously.

Krystal Harvey

I don't see how a cop would be able to scare a 1 year old and a 3 year old into having respect because I can't imagine that at that age they would even know what a cop is.  My son is about to be 2 and the only thing that would scare him about a cop is the fact that it's a stranger.

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