Great Moments in Parenting

You’ve got to really suck at being a parent to pull this one off:

Police said a northeast Missouri mother used her 1-year-old child to shield a man from a Taser during a confrontation with officers. The woman, 20, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and interfering with an arrest. She was arrested Tuesday night and placed at the Marion County jail on a 24-hour hold.

The child, whose gender police did not release, was placed with another family member.

Officers were at an apartment checking on an assault claim made by the woman when a man confronted them, making threats. One of the officers displayed a Taser as the man approached.

Police said the mother offered her child to the man, placing the toddler in the Taser’s path. The man, 22, faces two counts of resisting arrest.

(From SFGate via AP and

Any chance that little thing can be, ahem, transferred to a household where he or she will be treated and loved like a child, not abused like some random object? For shame.