A marijuana-smoking woman was arrested Saturday in Phoenix after driving off with her one-month-old baby still on the roof of her car, according to local media reports.
The infant, strapped into a safety seat, fell off the vehicle in the middle of the street but was unhurt, a Phoenix police spokesman told Reuters.
Catalina Clouser, 19, was booked on child abuse and aggravated assault charges. According to KTVK-TV, she had been smoking marijuana with her boyfriend and others in a park Friday evening. Clouser and her boyfriend reportedly went to go buy beer around 11 p.m. when he was arrested for driving under the influence with a baby in the vehicle.
According to Reuters, Clouser was then so upset about her boyfriend’s arrest that she drove to a friend’s home and “admittedly smoked one or two additional bowls of marijuana,” police said.
She left around midnight with the baby asleep in the car seat, placing the carrier on top of the vehicle and apparently forgetting about the child.
She didn’t realize her mistake until she got home, KTVK reported, at which point she called her friends and asked if they could start looking for the baby.
She returned to the scene, where police had already been called, and admitted what had happened and was taken into custody.
The infant is in the custody of child protective services.
(h/t Drudge Report)
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