A Florida mother was arrested last week on charges of aggravated child abuse for allegedly shocking her child with a stun gun after he or she (gender is not identified) made oatmeal incorrectly for breakfast, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Melissa Heale of Orange County was arrested Thursday for the incident, which the arrest affidavit states happened Sunday, and was released Friday on $2,500 bail, according to WKMG-TV.
It was an unidentified woman with whom Heale and her children were living that filed the report stating the mother used a stun gun on her child, causing burns on his or her knee. The police report also notes the woman finding a note in the child’s bedroom that read he or she “didn’t want to live anymore.”
The Orlando Sentinel reported other abuse by the 34-year-old mother in the report, including slapping, punching and pulling of hair.
Heale told police the wounds on the child’s knee were from hitting him or her with a spoon, not from using a stun gun.
The electrifying weapon was confiscated by police upon Heale’s arrest and her children were temporarily placed with family in the area.
Watch WKMG’s report about the alleged incident: