Worst Parents of the Week

The child should be taken away from these parents and a full investigation should happen. These parents are unfit because of retardation to take care of their child. Any parent that thinks they’re teaching their child a lesson by endangering them or even scaring them by putting them in washing machine SHOULD BE CRIMINALLY CHARGED. So many messed up child then adults because of stupid parents like these.

There’s no way to know what the parents were thinking. Maybe they were trying to scare their kid into good behavior. Maybe they were just goofing around. Maybe they thought it would be funny — there’s a large sign hanging above the machines, saying “Junior Wash: $2.95.” Whatever it was, it could have easily ended in tragedy.

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In the silent footage from the laundromat‘s security camera, the dad scoops up the diaper-clad toddler, shoves him head first into the front-loading washer, and shuts the door. He and the mom seem amused at first, but panic quickly sets in when they realize that they can’t get the washer door open. It’s locked automatically, and the tot is trapped inside as the washer starts to run. (Warning: The video is disturbing).

 

The toddler tumbles helplessly, trapped in the machine, water pouring in, while the parents struggle with the locked door and then search for help. Finally, an attendant runs over and disables the machine. It takes a few more seconds to get the door open and the child out.

There have been several recent reports about kids dying after getting trapped in a washing machine — in March, 18-month-old Ollie Hebb drowned in a washing machine accident, and a 3-year-old was killed in France after his father put him in one and turned it on to punish him. The child in this video suffered a few bumps and bruises and is fine, according to the person who posted the clip — at least, as fine as one can be living with parents who think it’s funny to stick kids in washing machines. No word on whether the parents will be investigated for, well, anything.

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