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Mother arrested after 3-year-old girl tells police she is hungry and wants a beer

By Mason White 5:13 PM March 2, 2016
Shauna Lee Bennett 

By: Mahesh Sarin
Police in Texas, were called after people found a young girl alone.

Police arrested 42-year-old Shauna Lee Bennett of Lubbock, on charges of abandonment of a child after her daughter asked them for beer.

Police were called to an apartment complex in the 100 block of Waco Avenue, after the 3-year-old girl was found alone.

Police noticed that the girl was filthy and covered with red bumps. Officers asked people in the neighborhood if they knew who the child was.

They were eventually given the address and the apartment number of the girl’s mother. When officers knocked on the door, nobody answered.

Officer then entered the house and were shocked by the deplorable conditions. “There were piles of dirty dishes and mold on the counter and sink,” police wrote in the report.

“There was trash on the floor and counter. There were cockroaches absolutely everywhere. The kitchen was in no way hygienic or functional,” they added.

According to the police report, the girl told officers that she was hungry. According to officers, the 3-year-old girl told them “I need a beer.”

The child was placed with Child Protective Services, while her mother was arrested. Her bail was set at $15,000.