‘I Was Horrified’: Video Allegedly Shows Teens Putting Crying 7-Month-Old in Fridge in Massachusetts

Danvers, Mass. — Two teens are facing charges after a video posted to Snapchat allegedly shows them putting a baby inside a refrigerator, authorities said.

The girls were baby-sitting the infant on Monday in Danvers, Massachusetts, while the infant’s mother took a shower, she told CNN Boston affiliate WCVB.

Police in nearby Swampscott were alerted that evening, Essex District Attorney’s Office spokesman Steve O’Connell told CNN. In the video, you see a young infant crying before being placed inside a refrigerator by one of the teens, who appears to be laughing. The baby continues to cry as the door to the fridge is closed.

It’s unclear from the video how long the baby was inside the appliance but officials say the baby did not suffer any injuries.

The teens were arrested and charged Tuesday with child endangerment and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, O’Connell told CNN. They were arraigned the same day in Salem juvenile court. It was not clear whether they were in custody or out on bond.

The child’s mother told WCVB she was horrified when she found out what happened.

“I was horrified. I was in shock. I’m traumatized from that. I don’t want anyone near my child anymore,” she said.

One of the teens is her niece, the baby’s cousin.

“I know she wouldn’t hurt my daughter and that wasn’t her intentions. I think it was all foolishness, stupidity,” the baby’s mother said. “I will no longer be leaving my children with my niece or her friends again ever in my life.”

8 comments

  • nightmare on every street

    “I know she wouldn’t hurt my daughter and that wasn’t her intentions. I think it was all foolishness, stupidity,” the baby’s mother said. “I will no longer be leaving my children with my niece or her friends again ever in my life.”
    Given the horrid videos we’ve seen being posted these days it’s evident that this generation thinks cruelty is cool. Maybe somebody needs to teach them that it isn’t and it seems in this case it’s exactly what was done. I sure wouldn’t be leaving any young child with teens, most males even with all the pervy grandads, step-dads, uncles, and friend of a friend of a friend…can’t even find someone decent to watch your kid so you can take a shower!

    • B

      You accuse males which is pretty sexist considered how many reports there are of mothers abusing children in this area. Every other day there’s a story of a mother who left her kid in a 100 degree car or buried them out back. Yesterday there was a story of a mother who put her baby in a plastic bag in a dumpster. Don’t blame it on men.

  • Lance

    What in the world is wrong with this generation? What kind of sick mind thinks its funny and videotapes it for the world to see. These girls need serious psychiatric evaluations.

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