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Woman arrested after calling police to scare her little children

By Mason White 5:49 AM March 17, 2013
Melissa Townsend 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A woman is in trouble after she called police in order to scare the **** out of her children, according to police reports in Florida.

The Brevard County mother was arrested after she called police and asked the dispatcher to send over some police officers to her home in order for her children to start behaving, police said.

According to jail records, Melissa Townsend, 27, was arrested Tuesday after making the call to emergency services about her children, 1 and 3-years-old.

“I need a police officer to come out and scare the **** out of my kids,” Townsend said during the emergency call. “They are not listening to me and they have to learn to respect me. They have to learn that lesson,” she also said.

The dispatcher told the upset mother that the police would not do what she asked.
“We do not go out and scare children,” the dispatcher told the woman.

Police responded to Townsend’s house and found the mother drunk, authorities said.
Police said when they tried to arrest Townsend she kicked an officer in the groin several times.

Townsend was booked into the Brevard County Jail on several charges, including child neglect and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Her children are now staying with relatives, police said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view