A teen mom in Florida has been arrested after she was found to have put her baby in the trunk of her vehicle because she was worried she would get a ticket for driving without having her infant properly in a car seat.
Knowing she was about to be pulled over, Breona Synclair Watkins, 19, had a 14-year-old passenger who was holding her baby put the child in the trunk through an opening in the back seat as she drove.
After officials pulled her over, they heard crying from her vehicle’s trunk and found the 5-month-old baby inside, lying on a pair of large hedge-cutters and with other dangerous items inside. Watkins was arrested on seven charges including child abuse and driving without a license.
This case comes on the heels of a teen mom who almost choked her baby to death twice to get attention. How is it that these mothers show such a disrespect for human life?
Broward County, Florida sheriff’s deputies first spotted 19-year-old Breona Synclair Watkins driving a car with a headlight out around 1am, when she pulled out 15 feet into an intersection at a red light, and then backed up.
They then attempted to pull her over, but she continued through the green light and another quarter-mile before coming to a stop.
The 14-year-old sitting in the passenger seat said the 2005 Dodge Stratis belong to her mother.
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When another deputy showed up and heard crying from the trunk, so they opened it up and found Watkins’ 5-month-old laying on a pair of large hedge-cutting shears.
The temperature in the trunk was noticeably warmer than outside, and was littered with other hazardous materials like a rusty metal hanger and tire iron, a plastic CD case and a used gas can.
Watkins told police officers that the 14-year-old was holding the baby in her lap when she noticed the cops.