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Tue May 8, 2012, 05:46 PM

Mom and boyfriend arrested after they made 12-year-old daughter run up and down street in diaper


Updated: 05/08/2012 03:14:15 PM CDT

Stephanie Ann Broten: Stephanie Ann Broten, 38, and Darnell Alan Landrum, 34, both of Fridley, were arrested Monday, May 7 on suscipian of malicious punishment of a child. The couple reportedly shaved Broten's 12-year-old daughter's head and forced her to run up and down a city street wearing a diaper because she brought home bad grades from school. They are being held in the Anoka County Jail awaiting charges. (Courtesy of Anoka County Sheriff's office)

A Fridley mother and her live-in boyfriend are in jail after police say they shaved the woman's 12-year-old daughter's head and forced her to run up and down a city street in a diaper.

Fridley police arrived on the 1600 block of 68th Avenue at about 7:20 p.m. Monday, May 7 to find a crowd of more than 50 people watching the girl as she moved up and down the block in nothing but a diaper and a tank top, said Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud. Her hair had also been completely shaved off, Monsrud added, saying officers believe she had been outside for about half an hour before a neighbor alerted police.

"When the officer found her she was crying and hysterical," Monsrud said.

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http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20575138/fridley-police-mom-and-boyfriend-arrested-after-they

And here's my opinion on this: Take this girl and her siblings out of this house permanently. They may not stand much of a chance in the foster care system, but they stand no chance with this mother and her boyfriend. Do not have a goal of reuniting these kids with the mother.

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Reply Mom and boyfriend arrested after they made 12-year-old daughter run up and down street in diaper (Original post)
cali May 2012 OP
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 #1
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 #2
pnwmom May 2012 #18
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 #22
Enrique May 2012 #3
pnwmom May 2012 #11
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 #4
ProudToBeBlueInRhody May 2012 #15
Pirate Smile May 2012 #5
cali May 2012 #8
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 #9
pnwmom May 2012 #16
pnwmom May 2012 #6
hifiguy May 2012 #7
cali May 2012 #12
Bruce Wayne May 2012 #33
lpbk2713 May 2012 #10
Initech May 2012 #13
Warren Stupidity May 2012 #14
cali May 2012 #21
Fumesucker May 2012 #25
cali May 2012 #28
magical thyme May 2012 #34
Blue_Tires May 2012 #35
Ian David May 2012 #17
Fumesucker May 2012 #26
Liberal_in_LA May 2012 #19
pnwmom May 2012 #20
southernyankeebelle May 2012 #23
Horse with no Name May 2012 #24
Pithlet May 2012 #27
ProudToBeBlueInRhody May 2012 #29
Downtown Hound May 2012 #30
pnwmom May 2012 #32
Jennicut May 2012 #31

Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:47 PM

1. sick - "When the officer found her she was crying and hysterical," Monsrud said.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:48 PM

2. double sick - crowd of more than 50 people watching the girl as she moved up and down the block in n

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:01 PM

18. Some in that crowd probably called the police

and then waited for the police to get there.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #18)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:09 PM

22. others probably filmed with cell phone to post on youtube

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:49 PM

3. i don't think this will help her grades

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:54 PM

11. There are a couple good reasons this girl isn't doing well in school.

The two morons who are raising her.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:49 PM

4. triple sick - Through the whole contact, and even on the way to jail, both were laughing

Through the whole contact, and even on the way to jail, both were laughing and thinking it was ridiculous police would get involved in what they said was their parental decision,"
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guess they aren't laughing now

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #4)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:58 PM

15. Sound like teabaggers

The gubmint need to leave us alone!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:50 PM

5. Gawd, that just makes me want to throw up.

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Response to Pirate Smile (Reply #5)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:53 PM

8. Yeah, me too.

It's so cruel and disgusting.

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Response to Pirate Smile (Reply #5)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:53 PM

9. me too. Can you imagine how horrific it was for a 12 yr old girl to be in diaper in front of crowd

of 50 people for 30 minutes! half naked! head shaved.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #9)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:59 PM

16. People with empathy can imagine. People like this pair cannot.

I hope they lose custody of all the children, permanently.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:52 PM

6. I hope that couple permanently loses custody.

No one like that should ever be allowed near a child.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:53 PM

7. Those kids need to be out of there NOW!

Neither one of these people looks like they'll be nominated for "brightest bulb on the tree" anytime soon. Poor girl.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #7)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:54 PM

12. the article says they placed all 4 kids in foster care

it also said that the couple laughed and joked about the police intruding in family discipline while they were riding in the cop car.

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Response to cali (Reply #12)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:57 PM

33. I hope they keep laughing when the girl presses criminal assault charges.

I hope they laugh all the way to jail.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:53 PM

10. Seeing as how the "adults" relate to public humiliation so well ...




The judge could have them choose between several months in the pokey ... or, they could opt to having their heads shaven and spending a few days walking up and down the local main roads wearing diapers and carrying signs indicating how this is their preferred form of punishment.


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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:55 PM

13. Holy crap - some people should just not be allowed to have kids.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 05:57 PM

14. those parents are just not with it. Humiliation is acceptable on YouTube, TRW not so much.

They should have put another angry authoritarian parent video up on the internets, that is the way to do it. Then you can humiliate your child in front of literally millions of people and be applauded for your excellent parenting skills.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #14)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:07 PM

21. huh?

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Response to cali (Reply #21)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:10 PM

25. The guy who shot his daughter's laptop and put it on Youtube..

There were more than a few DUers who thought it was perfectly fine..

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #25)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:13 PM

28. yeah, that was awful, but no, not as awful as this.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #25)

Tue May 8, 2012, 07:55 PM

34. seems to me the asshole that shot his daughter's laptop was humiliating himself nt

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #14)

Wed May 9, 2012, 01:26 PM

35. They must have gotten some very wrong conclusions from that "Tiger Mom" book

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:00 PM

17. My wife makes me do this all the time. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #17)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:12 PM

26. It doesn't count if you enjoy it.. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:01 PM

19. Diaper was on head??

Couple Made Girl Run in Public with Diaper on Head, Police Say

A mother and her boyfriend shaved her daughter's hair, put a diaper over her shaved head and made her down the street as punishment for bad grades at school Monday—all before a crowd of about 50 people, according to Fridley police and the St.

http://fridley.patch.com/articles/link-couple-made-girl-run-in-public-with-diaper-on-head-police-say

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #19)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:05 PM

20. The articles seem to say two different things. But what they did was abusive, in either case

From the article in the OP:

"watching the girl as she moved up and down the block in nothing but a diaper and a tank top, said Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud."

The article you linked to said it was based on the original article and police report -- so I'm wondering if the second article mis-read the first one.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:09 PM

23. Take those children out of their house and put them with responsible relatives. Maybe

 

even their dad. This is worse then physical abuse.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:10 PM

24. What the fuck is wrong with people???

SMH.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:13 PM

27. I share your opinion.

If this is what they'd do in the open? I don't even want to think about what goes on in private.

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Tue May 8, 2012, 06:21 PM

30. Gee, wonder why their daughter gets bad grades

when she obviously has such a loving and supportive family environment?

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #30)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:52 PM

32. Exactly. She's obviously got more than schoolwork to worry about. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:23 PM

31. I guess taking away cell phone and tv privileges was not enough for these parents.

You know, like most normal parents would. Grounding or taking away stuff. Not shaving (!) your kid's hair off and forcing them to run down the street in a diaper. Or maybe spend sometime helping her with her homework. These people are clearly nuts. Poor kid.

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