Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dad charged with endangerment for exposing young kids to marijuana; what happened to Mom? (Springfield, Ohio)

Okay. We get that dad BRYAN FUGATE is a clueless pothead and not the best of parents. But why does HIS mother, the paternal grandmother, now have custody of the kids?

Notice that there is ZERO mention of a mother in the home. If she had been present, wouldn't she have been charged with endangerment too? So what happened to Mom? Is this dude a single father? If so, who was responsible for that decision? Why has the mother been erased from the story?


Wednesday, January 1 2014, 08:07 AM EST

Father Charged with Endangering Child

SPRINGFIELD -- A Springfield father is charged with endangering children. Police say 32-year-old Bryan Fugate admitted to smoking pot, after he called 9-1-1 for his 23-month old daughter, who he said he thought was having a seizure.

Here's part of the 9-1-1 call.

Caller: Yes, please hurry

Operator: How old is the child.

Caller: She'll be 2 in January.

Operator: Is she breathing.

Caller: heavy sound, huh huh -- We don't know she's, she's choking ... I don't know what to do

The 2 year old tested positive for marijuana in her system. There were two other children at the home when this took place on December 18. They tested negative for marijuana in their system and were placed with their paternal grandmother.