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Hungover mother, 27, arrested after she ‘slammed her toddler’s finger in door, nearly severing it’

A Florida mother who was hungover when she slammed her toddler son’s finger in a sliding door has been arrested, according to local authorities. 

Megan Moss, 27, was charged with aggravated assault after the incident occurred on Monday at 67 Beechwood Lane in Palm Coast. 

According to a Facebook post from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived at the residence after learning that a suspect with an active warrant – who lived a few doors down – frequented the home. 

 

Megan Moss, 27, was charged with aggravated assault after the incident occurred on Monday at 67 Beechwood Lane in Palm Coast

A man living in the house allowed deputies to search the property and they were able to verify that the suspect was not there.  

But while they were searching, deputies woke Moss, who stormed out in a thong and a t-shirt and started screaming at the deputies. 

The homeowner tried to calm Moss down but she is said to have gotten belligerent with him, only letting up after deputies threatened her with arrest for touching the man. 

While searching the original home, deputies heard a child scream.  

Bodycam footage shows the deputies approaching the mother's residence Moss can be seen holding the little boy as he wails

Bodycam footage shows the deputies approaching the mother’s residence Moss can be seen holding the little boy as he wails

Moss eventually sits out on her backyard patio and deputies are able to determine that the toddler's fingertip is practically severed

Moss eventually sits out on her backyard patio and deputies are able to determine that the toddler’s fingertip is practically severed

‘Did she just slam that door on that kid?’ a deputy asks. ‘Is that kid crying in there.’

Bodycam footage shows the deputies approaching the mother’s residence. Moss can be seen holding the little boy as he wails.

Moss asserts that the child is fine but the deputy refutes that claim and informs his partner that the child’s finger is ‘bleeding profusely.’  

The deputy returns to the home and asks Moss to apply pressure to the boy’s finger using a paper towel. He then asks the mother to come outside, adding that the toddler’s finger is ‘probably broken because it got slammed in the door track.’

The deputy and the woman argue over semantics, with Moss annoyed that the officer implied that she 'intentionally' hurt her son

The deputy and the woman argue over semantics, with Moss annoyed that the officer implied that she ‘intentionally’ hurt her son

Moss rejects the notion but the deputy doubles down and tells the mother that she slammed the door.

A little girl comes out and asks if the boy is okay and the deputy tells her that he is ‘just bleeding a little bit.’ 

‘There are a lot of knives in here,’ the deputy states. ‘Mam, please come outside for my safety.’ 

But Moss retorts: ‘Do you do this with every f*****g neighbor. This is b******t. This is b******t. I am so upset right now.’

Both Moss and her child were taken to a local hospital. It is unknown whether doctors will be able to reattach the bit

Both Moss and her child were taken to a local hospital. It is unknown whether doctors will be able to reattach the bit

‘I can tell, you slammed your child’s finger in the door,’ the officer responds. 

Moss declares that was not the case. 

‘I did not. I did not know my child was behind there, the tip of his finger was in there,’ Moss added. 

Moss eventually sits out on her backyard patio and deputies are able to determine that the toddler’s fingertip is practically severed.

The deputy and the woman argue over semantics, with Moss annoyed that the officer implied that she ‘intentionally’ hurt her son.   

Authorities arrested Moss on Tuesday and also charged her with driving with a suspended license

Authorities arrested Moss on Tuesday and also charged her with driving with a suspended license

‘But look at how you overreacting, look what it did,’ the deputy states. 

Moss retorts: ‘I have s**t going on with my ex-boyfriend and the pawnshop and I have you guys coming in. I am just over it.’  

The pair argue when Moss states that she is going to take the toddler to the hospital as the deputy had already called emergency services to come check on the youngster. 

As the deputy informs other officers of what happened, he can be heard calling Moss ‘crazy.’ 

Last September, the toddler was sent to the intensive care unit after he swallowed Subutex that he found in his mom's purse

Last September, the toddler was sent to the intensive care unit after he swallowed Subutex that he found in his mom’s purse

Both Moss and her child were taken to a local hospital. It is unknown whether doctors will be able to reattach the bit.

Authorities arrested Moss on Tuesday and also charged her with driving with a suspended license. 

She was booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility and held on an $8500 bond. 

‘I am thankful that our deputies were close enough to overhear this disturbance and were able to render aid quickly to this child,’ Sheriff Rick Staly said. 

‘We hope that Ms. Moss gets the anger management she needs and will learn that being intoxicated and angry does not mix and in this case caused a serious injury to her child, who she is responsible for their well-being. We hope and pray the child has a full recovery.’ 

Last September, the toddler was sent to the intensive care unit after he swallowed Subutex that he found in his mom’s purse.

Subutex is a ‘strictly regulated a narcotic used in the treatment of individuals addicted to opioids,’ Flagler Live reports.

DCF had been looking into the mother as a result and Moss struggled telling authorities what happened to her son at the time.         

 

 

 

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