Police: Mom says infant possessed by demons

Police say Lydia Chako, 39, tried to throw her infant in the ocean


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Police arrested a woman they say tried to toss her her 3-month-old baby in the ocean because she thought he was possessed by demons.

WTSP-TV reports Lydia Chako, 39, believed her baby was covered with lizards and snakes and was carrying the baby by its feet out to the sea wall in Clearwater.

Police said they found her naked and holding the child near the water. They were able to distract her and grab the child, who was not injured.

Chako has been charged with child abuse.