It’s a great to find out that the baby put in the washing machine a couple weeks ago wasn’t with his parents, but it doesn’t make the incident any less ridiculous on the part of those entrusted with his care. In fact, the baby was not left with the man that placed him in the washer.
The child’s mother is Sakia David and she is MAD! She is a single mother and had left her son in the care of a woman named Sandra. Sandra’s unidentified male friend is the man seen putting the child in the washer, not his father.
David said she found out with the rest of the world…on the news when they showed the whole thing caught on tape at Lori Chhour’s Laundromat in Camden, New Jersey. Sandra told her that the child had fallen down a set of stairs to explain the bruises and minor cut on the child’s head. David was interviewed on the Today show and said that she is going to press charges against Sandra. But in a local report, she was a little more, um, shall we say, militant about what she would say, rather do, to Sandra when she sees her again.
Authorities are still saying they are not pressing charges because they didn’t see dangerous “intent” on the part of the man placing the child in the washing machine for a game of “peek-a-boo.” I’m sorry, but it seems that is a little strange. So does the child have to drown before authorities will press charges? Or is this case not important for OTHER reasons?
During the interview with Ann Curry on the Today show, Curry asks her why she still wants to press charges. Does that seem ludicrous to you?! Why wouldn’t a parent press charges? C’MON SON! ANN CURRY! Then Curry revealed that the child’s father was incarcerated and asked for his reaction to which Sakia said:
“He went off.”
Check out the reports. The interview on the Today show must have taken place after Sakia David had a chance to calm down a little. It’s a wonder she didn’t put her baby down and jump Ann Curry for that crazy line of questioning.
And before I forget, let’s give a standing ovation to the hero in all of this, the laundromat employee Kong Eng. If it weren’t for his quick thinking, there would’ve been a horrific outcome. HATS OFF TO KONG ENG!
Today show interview with Ann Curry: