A babysitter in Maryland was arrested by the police because of the accusations that she had heartlessly put the feet of an infant she was taking care of in a burning frying-pan.
Ismelda Ramos Mendoza, 36, was taken into custody on the charges of child abuse, and the authorities say that she did the unthinkable to the infant she was babysitting.
The baby was a 6-month-old girl and she kept crying while Mendoza was trying to make tortillas in a pan, so when the babysitter got frustrated by the behavior of the infant, she grabbed her and stuck her feet inside the burning pan.
When the baby’s mother came home and asked Mendoza about the painful-looking burns on the feet of her baby, she pretended that she didn’t know what had happened.
The baby’s mother called 911 immediately and reported the abuse, and the baby was rushed to the hospital where she was treated for second-degree burns all over her tiny feet.
The shocking story has gone viral on the social media, and thousands of people are commenting on the disturbing actions of the babysitter.
One new mom commented that she is lucky to have a family that is able to care her infant son because there are many disgusting stories about caretakers doing horrible things to the kids.
A man wrote that babysitters and caretakers should NOT work around children if children upset them so much.
Others were amazed how Mendoza thought that putting the feet of the baby in the frying pan would stop her crying.
A woman added: “Yeah.. because burning a child’s foot in a frying pan will stop them from crying… Terrible”
The horrific story has completely turned off many moms and dads from hiring a babysitter in general.