A Knoxville mother is arrested and charged with child abuse after allowing her children to run unsupervised through a busy parking lot.
According to our TV News Partner, WVLT, officers received several calls from UT Medical Center’s emergency room with concerns about a toddler’s safety saying a Three-year-old was being allowed to run out of the lobby, through the parking lot, and into the entrance of the parking garage placing the child in imminent danger .
The officer reportedly observed that Brianna Potter seemed very unconcerned about her child’s safety and says that when he confronted her about why she allowed her child to run unsupervised through a busy parking lot, she allegedly laughed and said, “they are toddlers. They run around. That’s what they do.”
Witnesses saw Potter dragging the 3-year-old across the asphalt back into the emergency room and said the child was crying and screaming during the incident. Her 2 year-old was also present.
Potter was taken into custody and charged with child abuse, neglect and endangerment.