A Florida mother was arrested last week after intentionally putting alcohol in her baby’s bottle earlier this month, which made the child sick.
Cecil Bryant, 28, of Pensacola was arrested on Friday, November 18, according to the ABC affiliate station WEAR-TV, and later charged with aggravated child abuse, according to an arrest report.
Florida woman charged with giving baby watermelon vodka at Halloween party, police report says
The outlet reports that on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 1, the child in question had a blood alcohol level of 0.142 after a Department of Child and Family Services investigator administered a test before d Notify law enforcement.
A witness told police she was having a Halloween party the night before, when Bryant allegedly offered to make baby bottles for the children. After feeding her child that night and the next morning, the child reportedly fell asleep intermittently and began to vomit.
The witness, described as a woman, told authorities that the bottle in question smelled “of watermelon liquor”. She then tasted the contents of the bottle and noted a taste of Smirnoff watermelon.
The arrest report says the baby fell ill and had a blood alcohol level of .142 after drinking the bottle that Cecil Bryant, 28, intentionally mixed with alcohol: https://t.co/2v2P7eLuaD pic.twitter.com/p6uOojEied
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A CCTV camera recorded in the woman’s living room allegedly showed Bryant picking up the bottle and returning from the kitchen “while shaking liquid into the bottle as if mixing formula,” according to the police report.
Since being released on bail, nurses have discovered the child has a blood alcohol level of 0.142
Bryant then handed the bottle to the woman, who in turn began feeding it to the baby, according to the outlet.
Investigators eventually examined the bottle and determined that it “imitated the smell of watermelon alcohol,” according to WEAR-TV.
The woman had previously taken the child to a nearby hospital, where nurses found the baby’s blood alcohol level at 0.142 – a level dangerously close to serious toxicity.
Meanwhile, WEAR-TV reports that investigators have determined Bryant “knowingly and willfully committed an intentional act that could reasonably be expected to cause grievous bodily harm or permanent disability/disfigurement to [the baby].”
Bryant has since been released from the Escambia County Jail on $7,500 bond.
The news comes weeks after two other Florida parents put their children at risk in a high-speed shooting
Last month, The shadow room reported on other Florida parents who put their children at risk, after two ‘crazy’ fathers faced attempted murder charges after shooting themselves in a Florida road rage incident, with bullets from each man hitting the other’s girl in the middle of the melee, authorities said.
William Hale, 35, of Georgia, and Frank Allison, 43, local, shot each other with semi-automatic handguns during the high-speed ‘cat and mouse’ pursuit on October 8 and n ‘were arrested only after they shot and started fighting right there on the freeway, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
Hale’s 5-year-old daughter was shot in the leg and Allison’s 14-year-old daughter was shot in the back, leaving her with a collapsed lung, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper confirmed. during a Facebook press conference.
Body camera footage taken by responding officer and obtained by News4Jax showed the consequences of the incident.