Why some people do the things, they do never ceases to amaze me.
According to the Daily Mail, a 47-year-old Utah mother took her seven-year-old son into a bathroom at Walmart and pulled out two of his teeth with needle-nose pliers – without any anesthesia.
Jeannine Isom had just purchased the pliers and some hand sanitizer before she extracted her son’s teeth.
Isom, who reportedly has a history of mental illness, has been charged with felony child abuse.
One tooth was reportedly just a little loose, the other was not loose at all – the boy’s older brother heard screaming and got him out of the room.
Sgt. Cameron Paul from the American Fork Police Department said in an interview that the teeth came out in pieces.
The boy was examined by a dentist after the incident and the dentist concluded there was no medical reason for removing the teeth.
Isom had told the police that she felt the teeth were infected.
Isom is a music teacher and a violinist who has seven children and a husband of almost 30 years.
It is hard to place blame on a woman who has a history of mental illness, it is likely that she didn’t even realize what she was doing.
I wonder why she was trusted to be alone with the children though.
Certainly, it is easy to look at an incident afterward and see how it could have been avoided.
Let’s hope the boy recovers soon and puts this behind him.
Share away, people.