Video: Daycare workers arrested for running toddler fight club
First rule of Fight Club: Make sure everyone is at least 18 years of age.
Police in Delaware have arrested 19-year-old Tiana Harris, 21-year-old Estefania Myers and 47-year-old Lisa Parker at the "Hands of Our Future" daycare center on Monday (Aug. 20, 2012) for allegedly encouraging 3-year-old toddlers to fight, according to a report from the LA Times.
Punching was allowed, but pinching was not (seriously).
Detectives made the arrest after viewing cell phone video of an incident police say occurred back in March, which depicts the three women encouraging the children to fight each other inside the daycare.
The Associated Press has the gruesome details, after the jump.
Police allege the video taken by Harris shows one child screaming, crying and holding his face while being punched by the other, who is also punched and shoved into a table.
During the fight, Parker allegedly grabbed one of the boys and forced him to continue. Harris and Myers, meanwhile, are shown and heard laughing and encouraging the altercation, police said.
"They're doing nothing to prevent this from happening," Dover Police Capt. Tim Stump said, adding that the video makes clear that one of the boys does not want to continue.
"He's crying, he doesn't want any part of continuing, and he rushes to one of the defendants and is turned around and shoved back into the fray," Stump said.
As a result, the daycare center had its business license suspended and the suspects have been charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and conspiracy.
Kids have a tendency to get sick in daycare. It appears they also have a tendency to get beaten up.
I hope someone arranges them a fight club as well.