Monday 16 July 2018

Mother arrested after video of baby smoking goes viral

Image from the viral video
Image from the viral video
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A 20-year-old mother has been arrested after a video of a baby smoking went viral on social media.

According to the New York Post, the 10-second clip showed an adult hand put what appears to be a small cigar to the infant's lips.

The child then appears to inhale before exhaling a puff of smoke.

The clip was seen by 1.5million people and let to a number of reports to police in North Carolina.

On Wednesday, police in Raleigh, North Carolina announced that a woman had been arrested and the child was in protective custody.

On their Facebook page, Raleigh Police said: "Big thanks to everyone who posted information about the smoking mother and baby. Thanks to your willingness to get involved, the child is now safe and the mother is in police custody."

The arrested woman was charged with marijuana possession and two counts of felony child abuse.

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