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3-year-old hungry girl approaches police officer and begs him for beer

By Mason White 2:38 PM March 2, 2016
Shauna Lee Bennett 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested on a charge of abandonment of a child after her daughter approached a police officer to say that she was hungry, police in Texas said.

Lubbock police said that they have arrested 42-year-old Shauna Lee Bennett, after her 3-year-old daughter asked an officer for a can of beer.

Bennett was charged with one count of abandonment of a child. She was booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center, and her bail was set $15,000.

According to the police, officers were called to the mother’s house to report that the 3-year-old girl, who was not identified, was left alone.

When police officers arrived at the scene, the 3-year-old girl approached one of them and told him that she was hungry.

She then asked for a beer. Officers walked into the girl’s home, and they were overwhelmed by the dirty condition. There were piles of dirty dishes and mold on the counter, kitchen and sink.

There was trash on the floor, and cockroaches were absolutely everywhere. The kitchen was in not hygienic or functional. The girl had not been fed or washed for an uncertain amount of time.

The child was placed with Child Protective Services.