Mom to 911: Send police to scare the s#!% out of my kids
Brevard County woman wanted to teach kids lesson, police say
A Brevard County mother was arrested after she called 911 and asked dispatchers to sends officers to scare her children, police said.
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According to jail records, Melissa Townsend, 27, was arrested Tuesday after making the call to emergency officials about her kids, ages 1 and 3.
"I need a police officer to come out and scare the (expletive) out of my kids," Townsend said on the 911 call. "They're not listening to me and they need to learn respect. They need to learn that lesson."
The dispatcher told the upset mother that police would not do what she asked.
"We don't come out and scare kids," the dispatcher said.
Police responded to Townsend's Indian Harbour Beach home and found the mother drunk, officials said.
Police said when they tried to arrest Townsend she kicked an officer in the groin multiple times.
Townsend was booked into the Brevard County Jail on several charges, including child neglect and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Her children are staying with relatives, police said.
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