|Megan Marie Jones|
A mother was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly biting of the lip of her child’s babysitter who told her not to scream at her son, according to police in Florida.
Crystal River police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Megan Marie Jones, after being accused of assaulting the 55-year-old babysitter who was watching her 2-year-old son.
Jones has been charged with child neglect and battery. She was booked into the Citrus County Jail, pending a bail hearing. The child was placed in the care of his grandparents.
According to the police investigation, Jones was intoxicated when she returned home on Saturday around 11:30 p.m.
When she started yelling at her two-year-old son, the caretaker entered the room to tell her to stop doing that, leading to an argument.
The argument turned physical and Jones, while holding the boy, began attacking the babysitter. She bit the woman’s lips and beat her.
The victim fought back. The child was not injured, but the babysitter, who was not identified, lost about a quarter inch of her lower lip.
She was taken to a hospital for treatment. A person at the scene took video of the incident and gave it to police.