Mother Arrested Over Twisted Toddler Photo On Facebook

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A Spotsylvania mother is under arrest on felony child endangerment charges after a picture of her 14-month-old son was posted to Facebook by the father.

The photo shows the toddler hanging from a cup hook suspended by his twisted t-shirt in a door jam. The boy is crying and obviously upset.

Alexis Breeden toddler

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Investigators said they learned about the twisted photo from people on social media who saw the photo of the dangling boy and contacted cops.

“We had it assigned to a criminal investigation detective through the child victim unit. When she responded, she did an investigation and found that it wasn’t a nail, it was actually a planter hook that the child was hanging from. But the child was absolutely fine,” Sgt. James Konicki with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said. h/t wtvr

 
The toddler’s mother has been identified as 18-year-old Alexis Breeden, who turned herself in Thursday afternoon after a felony warrant was issued for her arrest.

The child’s father posted the photo after an argument with the mother in an effort to “get her in trouble” Sgt. Konicki said.

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