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Woman punishes her kids by leaving them to sleep in the woods

By Mason White 8:31 PM March 2, 2013
Tiffany Buffkin 

By: John Roberts
(scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after her 6-year-old son was found sleeping behind 7-eleven.

The 32-year-old mother of two was arrested after abandoning her children at a 7-eleven and telling them they would have to sleep in the woods as a punishment.

Tiffany Buffkin, of Florida, and her boyfriend, took her children to Orlando theme park, on their way home the couple had an argument.

When the argument got heated the boyfriend stopped the car at a gas station and ordered Buffkin, and her two children to get out of the car.
Then he drove off leaving Buffkin stranded with her 13-year-old and 6-year-old sons.

Buffkin went to the nearby 7-Eleven, where she rebuked her son, blaming him for the argument between the couple, which caused them to be abandoned by her boyfriend.

As a punishment the mother left the kids alone to sleep in the woods.

Officers found the 6-year-old boy sleeping near bushes behind 7-eleven, while the 13-year-old boy was found at the front of the building trying to reach relatives or friends for a ride home.

Police officers were looking for the mother when she came stumbling back to where she had abandoned her children.

Buffkin was drunk and belligerent according to the police report.
She was arrested and charged with child neglect, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest.

The children were handed over to the state Department of Children services.