Florida Woman Threw Baby at Deputy

Categories: WTF Florida

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Ashley Taylor Wright used her own three-month-old baby as her first line of defense against an officer who was trying to arrest her for shoplifting. Instead, she was still arrested and charged with the additional crime of child abuse.

According to WTSP and WTVJ, Wright, who is 23, was trying on clothes at a Dillard's in Santa Rosa Mall in Jacksonville on Monday. She took two pairs of Miss Me jeans and a pink Hurley T-shirt into the dressing room along with a baby carriage. Once inside, she stuffed the clothing, valued at about $260, into the carriage and then walked out of the department store.

A deputy approached Wright while she was in her car in the parking lot with the baby. Her husband was in the driver's seat, and two other small children were also in the backseat.

Wright yelled at her husband to take off, but apparently he wasn't in the mood to play getaway driver. When the deputy tried to get Wright out of the car, she held up the baby in a carrier and said, "You will have to shoot through the baby to get me."

Yes, she literally used her own baby as a human shield.

Wright then tried to run off and threw the baby at the officer.

Did she think the baby was going to fight the officer off for her or something? Child development studies show children don't obtain the skills of fighting off the po-po for their parents until they're at least two years old. Their little brains and fists just aren't developed enough at that age.

Luckily the baby was unharmed. As was the officer.

Wright then attempted to run off but was quickly captured by the officer. She received a laceration to her face during the scuffle, however.

She was charged with child abuse without bodily harm, petty theft, and resisting an officer without violence. So apparently throwing a baby at someone does not count as resisting an officer with violence in the eyes of the law.

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15 comments
Meesh Kachian
Meesh Kachian

or... how lazy journalist can turn a police report into flashy story, and how low iq people will start making judgement only based on that lol... who cares what she did or didn't do. it is written by a cop. last time i checked cops lie all the time, especially in corrupt fl... please write better articles next time.

mishuta
mishuta

Since when paraphrasing a police report became news making? Was this reporter there when it happened? Most police officers exaggerate and lie on the reports. Today, a shoplifter may have more credibility than any police officer, especially in corrupt Florida.

Joyce Bess
Joyce Bess

Give that baby to someone who will love and care for it!

Nick Sessions
Nick Sessions

Alternative fitting headline: "Hasta la Vista, Baby"

kplo
kplo moderator communitymanager

What about the bathwater?

Bees Knees
Bees Knees

I mean its not even that hot this summer?!?! wth!

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

"Catch this, y'all!!"

cartlin
cartlin

@Joyce Bess She IS married, and her husband wasn't going along with it, so I think a divorce would work just fine in this situation....

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