A Louisiana woman has been arrested after she threw her 20-month-old daughter from a moving car to “get a reaction from the girl’s father.”
Police say 23-year-old Lasasha Allen told the girl’s father that she was injured falling out of a car window, even though this had not happened. According to her, the father did not “seem to care” so she decided to actually injure the child to “see if that would raise more of a response from the man,” Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.
“The next day when she got no response, she made the determination to make this come true, ”Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said.
On Sunday, the 23-year-old reportedly took her 7-year-old son and her 20-month-old daughter with her in the car, accelerated to 45 miles per hour, and pushed the girl out of the passenger side door.
Cobb told The News Star, “She thought going around the curve the child would only receive minor injuries and she would get the attention she wanted and prove she was not lying.”
The girl was severely injured and had to be airlifted to a hospital where she is currently in stable condition.
Allen has been charged with second degree attempted murder. She is being held on $750,000 bail.
Her other five children have been taken into custody by Child Protective Services.
“One thing is certain,” Cobb said. “The child is in a safer place today that in the hands of the mother. Justice can’t move quickly enough in this. This was a horrendous act, one that is beyond explanation. I hope that everyone will pray for that child and her siblings through this ordeal.”