Couple who write healthy living blog arrested after their 5 children are found living in car at Walmart parking lot
|Donell Barron and Rikki Hart|
(Scroll down for video) A couple who wrote a blog about healthy living and eating, were arrested after they lived the opposite way of what they recommended other people.
Police in Florida, have arrested the parents after their children were found living in deplorable conditions and they were malnourished.
Donell Barron and Rikki Hart, both 34, were arrested on Sunday, after they were found living in a car outside the Walmart store in Greenacres.
The parents told police that after they were evicted from their apartment, they move into different motel rooms.
However, when they ran out of money, they moved into their car with all of their five children.
According to police, the children, who are 4, 5, 6, 8, and 14 years old, only ate bread and salad once a day. They urinated in a bucket that the couple kept in their car.
Authorities said that all of the children are malnourished and underweight. However, the 14-year-old boy was in the worst shape. His bones “were clearly visible,” police said.
He reportedly only weighed five pounds more than his 8-year-old sibling.
Unlike the children, the couple looked healthy and clean.
The children were handed over to the Department of Children and Families.
Donell Barron and Rikki Hart are now facing charges of child neglect. They are being held in Palm Beach County Jail, in lieu of $1,000 bail.