UNNAMED DAD has been jailed for taking some puffs from his bong, then placing his 13-month-old son's mouth on it. Mom has been charged with endangerment because she "failed" to stop this idiot. But honestly, do you think stoner dude really cared what the mother thought? I sincerely doubt it. On one level, we expect mothers to be the gatekeepers, the responsible ones, but then we grant them no real power or authority to do the job. If Mom had left stoner dude--or antagonized stoner dude enough so that he left her--he'd still get unsurvised visitation (at minimum). So what is a mother supposed to do these days?
Police: Grapevine man put baby's mouth on smoking bong
Posted Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2010
By DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
A 20-year-old Grapevine man was in jail Tuesday after police say he took a few puffs from a bong and then placed his 13-month-old son’s mouth on it.
The toddler’s mother also was behind bars on a charge that she was in the room and didn’t do anything to stop it, Grapevine police said Tuesday.
The man, who police did not identify, was in the Grapevine Jail on suspicion of endangering a child and possession of marijuana.
The 19-year-old mother charged with endangering a child.
Police planned to release their names after their arraignments Tuesday morning.
Grapevine police received a call about 10:30 p.m. Monday about a narcotics problem at an apartment in the 2000 block of Grayson Drive in Grapevine.
When authorities arrived, a patrol officer observed a bong near an apartment window, according to Grapevine police reports. A bong is a filtration device for smoking, generally marijuana, authorities said
Several people were in the apartment including the Grapevine man and the mother, police said.
"He admitted to smoking marijuana," Grapevine police Lt. Todd Dearing said Tuesday. "He wouldn't say anything about the bong and his son."
But a witness told police that the man was sitting on his bed with his son on his lap. At some point, the man took a few puffs from the bong and then placed his son's mouth on it, according to what the witness told police.
The man also let his son play with a bowl of marijuana, police said.
The boy’s mother was in the bedroom at the time, police said.
After police interviewed the father, the toddler was checked by officers and appeared to be in good health, police said. Officials with Child Protective Services were contacted about the case, police said.
The toddler was placed in the custody of his paternal grandmother, police said.
DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR., 817-390-7763
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