Couple Made Girl Run in Public with Diaper, Police Say

Fridley police: Mother and boyfriend also shaved girl's head.

A mother and her boyfriend shaved her daughter's hair, put a diaper on her  and made her down the street as punishment for bad grades at school Monday—all before a crowd of about 50 people, according to Fridley police and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.*

The woman and man remain in Anoka County Jail Tuesday after police arrested them at the Rice Creek Townhomes in the 1600 block of 68th Avenue NE on suspicion of malicious punishment of a child.

Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said he expects prosecutors to file charges as early as 9 a.m. Wednesday.

UPDATE: Click here to read the charges and narrative from the criminal complaints. 

"It was a very strange thing," Monsrud said. Even as police took them away in the back of a squad car the couple was joking and laughing about the situation, he said—apparently finding it hard to believe police would find fault with their method of punishment.

A neighbor reported the incident, which Monsrud said lasted about half an hour.

*Correction: An earlier version of this story stated incorrectly in the headline and lead sentence that authorities said the diaper was on the girl's head.

sara May 08, 2012 at 10:50 PM
You are a freak! What is wrong with you?!?!? You should have the same done to you!
Chris Steller (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Please keep comments civil and abide by the Patch Terms of Service (http://fridley.patch.com/terms). The Terms of Service says in part that users must "not post or transmit to other users anything that contains Content that: - is defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive; ... - violates any party’s right of publicity or right of privacy; - is threatening, harassing or that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; - promotes or encourages violence; - is inaccurate, false or misleading in any way; - is illegal or promotes any illegal activities
Connie May 09, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I cannot believe that a parent would do something likes this. I lost all my hair when going through chemo and being bald was so hard. I cannot believe a parent would something this horrible and then put the child a public display!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »