Florida mom calls 911, requests officer to 'scare (expletive)' out of kids

Published On: Mar 18 2013 07:10:52 AM HST   Updated On: Mar 18 2013 07:13:56 AM HST

A woman was arrested after she called 911 requesting an officer to "scare the (expletive)" out of children in Indian Harbour, police said.

Melissa Townsend called 911 about 5 p.m. Tuesday with the strange request.

"I need a police officer to scare the (expletive) out of my kids," Townsend is heard saying on the 911 call.

"If you can't do it, don't worry about it. Don't worry about it," she said.

The 911 call lasted about two minutes, and the dispatcher repeatedly asked

Townsend to clarify exactly what she needed police for.

Caller: They need to learn respect, and they need to learn that people in law enforcement and otherwise have authority. They need to learn that lesson.
Dispatcher: OK, but we're not coming out to raise your kids for you.
Caller: They need to learn that. You know what I mean?

Townsend could be heard yelling at her children in the background, telling the dispatcher that her 2-year-old son was running down the street.

An officer was sent to the scene and said it appeared Townsend was under the influence of alcohol, a police report said.

Police confirmed that Townsend was on probation and not allowed to drink, so she was arrested.

According to police, Townsend fought with police as they tried to put her in the patrol car. She continued to act violent in jail where she banged her head against the bench, wall and floor, police said.

While in full shackles, she kicked an officer in the groin twice, according to police..

Townsend had to be taken to the hospital for head injuries.

She was charged with child neglect and battery on a law enforcement officer.


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