Two women in Oklahoma are facing child neglect charges after they dropped a 5-week-old baby boy at a flea market. Keep reading for the full story!
Two Oklahoma women are in big trouble with law enforcement after one of them reportedly dropped a baby boy at a flea market.
Oklahoma City officers were called to the Old Paris Flea Market on October 30 after receiving several child abuse reports.
A probable cause affidavit states that a number of bystanders saw 47-year-old Sandra Gant carrying a 5-week-old baby boy in an unstable manner.
“[The victim] was really high up in Sandra’s arms to where his head was hanging down with no support and citizens were starting to yell at her to support the child’s head. [Witness] stated Sandra started yelling back at people and then stumbled which caused [the victim’s] head to shake around unsupported. Sandra Gant then dropped a baby blanket and tried to bend down and pick it up when she dropped [the victim] on his head,” the affidavit states, according to KFOR.
Not only did Gant fail to check on the baby immediately, but authorities say she also refused any help from the concerned witnesses at the flea market that day.
In the probable cause affidavit, officers noted that Gant “did not have the ability to stand on her own without stumbling forward, backward or to the side.”
Darinda Gant, the infant’s mother, was reportedly “unaware of her surroundings” and “appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic,” the report stated.
According to KFOR, the mom later admitted to taking two doses of Xanax, Gabapentin, and an unknown amount of Lortabs.
Both women are now facing neglect charges.