An Ohio mom’s alleged Facebook Live broadcast of her 2-year-old son taped to a wall while she cleaned landed her behind bars on Thursday.
Shayla Rudolph, 18, of Reynoldsburg is facing felony abduction charges for the 20-minute video which showed the crying child taped to the wall by his arms and head and his ankles and mouth covered.
“You got the best mommy in the whole wide world,” Rudolph is heard saying. The mother casually recommends viewers not to “whoop the[ir] kids” but “tape them to the wall,” WSYX and WTTE reported.
Rudolph is accused of making several disturbing comments during the stream.:
“You can’t clean with them running around tearing up? Tape them to the wall. You can’t cook or none of that because they’re running around? Tape them to the wall.”
“Don’t make me put more tape,” the mother threatened at one point.
“Now sit still. You can see the TV from right there. You’ll be all right,” she added, according to WXYX.
The Dayton Daily News reported the 18-year-old also allegedly dared viewers to “go ahead and call Children Services now, they can go ahead and take ’em.”
Rudolph reportedly went live days after the original stream to tell her audience that authorities became involved, she is no taping her son to walls, and she’s now punishing him by having him stand in a corner. However, in the same video, she pointed out that she could hang the toddler upside down if she wanted to.
“They called Children Services on me so, (expletive), now he’s in the corner,” she said. “What are you going to do? (Expletive), call Children’s Services now, (expletive), I don’t give a (expletive). This time y’all can take him.”
Franklin County Children’s Services has since taken the 2-year-old into custody.
[Feature Photo: Reynoldsburg Division of Police]