Mother Arrested After Daughter's Backpack Found 'Crawling With Bugs'

Only in Florida...

A mom was arrested last week after an elementary school worker found her second-grade daughter's backpack literally crawling with bugs in the school's lunchroom. Police arrested the 33 year-old mother on felony neglect charges, claiming that her daughter and four other children were living in terrible conditions.

The school worker made the report on April 18 to a sheriff's deputy who then led an investigation. Part of his report concluded that the young girl didn't know the last time she had bathed, dirt was "caked into" the clothes she wore everyday, and that the family's home was infested with roaches...

"The roaches were on nearly every surface in the home, to include on the children's mattress, in the pots and pans in the kitchen, and inside the cabinets/fridge," the report said. "There were no clean clothes anywhere in the home except a few articles between the oldest children and the mother."

The woman was charged with five counts of neglect of a child without great bodily harm. If convicted, she could spend up to 25 years in prison. She is scheduled to be arraigned on May 30.

Read the full story on WPTV.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content